Sacramento is one of the most diverse cities in the country, but after the Stephon Clark shooting many people questioned whether it was really that tolerant.
One assumption is that, despite the diversity, Sacramento is actually very segregated.
The numbers, however, suggest it's a little more complex, and that while the city is integrated, it's not when it comes to blacks and whites.
Second Most Integrated City:
Often times the most diverse cities -- like say, Chicago -- are also the most segregated. But that's not the case for California's capital city.
According to data from Brown University and compiled by FiveThirtyEight, Sacramento is the second most integrated city in the entire country. That's right: Integrated.
Segregation Still Exists:
Segregation in Schools:
History of Sacramento's Segregation:
So What Happened Next?:
Born in Oak Park, Hernandez is a urban sociologist currently writing a book on why Sacramento is laid out the way it is today.