Friday, August 23, 2013

Can you find yourself? Incredible Racial Map of USA shows one pixel for every person!


















You can find the original here. But this amazing map shows the Racial Distribution of the entire United States!  Whites are denoted by Blue, Blacks by Green, Asians by Red, Hislpanics by Yellow and "Other" by Brown dots.

The information comes from the US Census Bureau.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Not sure the color coding that's been chosen is very helpful. If you have a Caucasian and a Hispanic in the same spot, you'd have a blue dot and a yellow dot right on top of each other. That will look green when you zoom out, but green is the color for African American. So the color coding creates misperceptions.

sdharms said...

after seeing this map, explain to me again why GOP needs to reach out for the hispanic vote? Maybe we need to just solidify the base?

Chas Clifton said...

It's not the "entire United States" if it leaves out Alaska and Hawaii -- the later of which would be pretty red.

Anonymous said...

It would also be cool to add Puerto Rico and other U.S. territories

Alaskan Guy said...

Thanks, Chas. At least someone knows we exist.

Anonymous said...

I agree that this map would be vastly better with a different choice of color code.

1) Hispanics are part-white, to varying degrees by individual.
2) 'Asians' include Chinese (who have a white skin color) and Indians (who are brown, like Hispanics).

Why not color the map sort of like actual melanin?

Or would that interfere with the leftist goal of creating more and more false divisions, by which to expand leftism, as we can't have the truth revealed that Hispanics are half-white, and Asians are also light-skinned...?

caradoc said...

I does show Hawaii. You just need to scroll over.

Old Patriot said...

It's also interesting to look at the "spider webs" of the 19th-century railroad towns west of the Mississippi. They look line strings of beads across an otherwise empty area.

jms said...

Make sure to zoom in and see how spectacularly Chicago is segregated.

Unknown said...

I'm going to be a pedantic jerk, so forgive me, but I can't help myself.

With additive colors, blue + yellow is not actually green, but depending on the amounts of each, you'd get white. Hence the reason computer monitors use red, green, and blue pixels to represent the color gamut. Artists (inkjet printers, too) use the CYMK (Cyan, Yellow, Magenta, and blacK) palette to represent colors, since they work in a subtractive fashion.

Sorry.

Anonymous said...

I used to do this for a living, so I know some of the difficulties. Its a good map. The presentation is done about as well as you can do so, considering the base data (being census data).

If you made the colors the same as skin color, you wouldn't be able to distinguish groupings to any big extent. Pale brown, light brown, dark brown, lighter brown, darker brown. That's a map that would be useless. Light light brown against white? Really?

It has nothing to do with leftism. Its visualization.