Here’s a map of countries where people show the highest and lowest levels of racial tolerance. Reducing such a complicated, subjective phenomenon to a single metric is controversial – the frequency with which people in a certain country said they would not want neighbors of a different race – is going to produce some highly disputable results. Steve Saideman, a professor at Carleton University who studies ethnic conflict, responded to the maps on his blog, here are a few of his insights:

via 5 insights on the racial tolerance and ethnicity maps, from an ethnic conflict professor.