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Study Finds Chicago Segregation Perpetuated by Lack of Knowledge

Take a minute and think back to the last time you moved. Odds are that it was to a neighborhood you were familiar with -- maybe had friends in. Harmless enough, right? Not according to a new study out from the University of Illinois-Chicago. The study shows this kind of behavior perpetuates segregation. The study “Racial Blind Spots: Black-White-Latino Differences in Community Knowledge” looks at what different racial groups in Cook County knew about communities and neighborhoods outside of their own. Maria Krysan is an associate professor at the University of Illinois's Institute of Government and Public Affairs, and University of Illinois-Chicago's Department of Sociology.

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