White/ Black Racial Segregation in U.S. Cities


Steven Lilley, North Carolina State University

Learning Goals

Skill- After using this module, students will gain skills in:

Learning how to read and interpret tables

Quantitative writing

Using real world data to enhance and support key course concept

Context for Use

This exercise was developed for use in an introductory population course. The exercise was presented as part of a unit on race and ethnicity, and focuses on the dissimilarity index.

In this module, students will explore the dissimilarity index in American cities.

Teaching Notes and Tips

This activity uses the charts, rankings and maps on CensusScope.org. CensusScope is an easy-to-use tool to investigage U.S. trends using census data.