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A new study of residential racial segregation found stark contrasts between Colorado Springs (top image) and Denver (bottom image). The findings have been met with some skepticism. Photos via iStock

Since 1990, the United States has become more racially diverse—yet during that same period, racial residential segregation has climbed, according to a years-long analysis by researchers at the University of California Berkeley’s Othering & Belonging Institute. In Colorado, two cities fall on opposite ends of the spectrum: Denver is “highly segregated” while Colorado Springs is “integrated,” the analysis found.

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