Back Below the Mason-Dixon
Analysis of 2011 U.S. census data continues to reveal surprising demographic shifts…including a largely unreported exodus of middle class African Americans to cities in the south. Today, 57% percent of black Americans live below the Mason-Dixon line, the highest percentage since 1960. At the same time, black populations in traditionally integrated cities including New York, Chicago, and Detroit have dropped for the first time in American history. Denene Millner is a columnist, blogger, and author – she wrote about what she calls “the great reverse migration” for the latest issue of Ebony.