Reynolds Farley is in the Population Studies Center at the University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Research. He has conducted research about racial trends in the United States since the 1960s and maintains a website about the history and future of Detroit at Detroit1701.org.
Racial residential segregation has a long and persistent history in the United States. Data from the most recent decade give hope that housing patterns and racial attitudes are moving—albeit slowly—toward integration.
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