8. Cleveland, Ohio, 72.6%
The ‘Ohio history central’ website claims that ‘despite the various federal and state efforts to end racial discrimination and segregation, true equality, while closer, has not been completely achieved’. Many who live in this highly stratified community may view this as a huge understatement. Segregation in the city is strongly evident in crime rates and unemployment – 79% of Cleveland prisoners in Ohio state penitentiaries come from one of the five predominantly African-American neighbourhoods and around 20% of African-Americans in the city are unemployed. However, these days Cleveland has become more open to talking about and attempting to resolve its race-related problems.