Christopher Ingraham: The two maps below offer a striking look at the two Baltimores, one affluent and predominately white, the other impoverished and largely black.
The map below “shows one very tiny dot for each person living in Baltimore. It was made by the Cooper Center for Public Service at the University of Virginia. White people are blue dots, blacks are green, Asians are red and Hispanics yellow.”
Compare “the two maps and you’ll immediately notice that the wedge of white Baltimore, jutting down from the Northwest to the city center, is largely free of vacant buildings. But in the black neighborhoods on either side, empty buildings are endemic.”
“Sandtown, the neighborhood Freddie Gray called home, an astonishing 34 percent of residential properties are vacant or abandoned [and] Sandtown currently has more residents in jail than any other neighborhood in Baltimore.”