America's Biggest Problem Is Concentrated Poverty, Not Inequality

According to a newly released study from Rutgers University, the United States is experiencing major gowth of geographically concentrated poverty, and its conncection to race is unmistakable. The number of people living in concentrated poverty has grown staggeringly since 2000, nearly doubling from 7.2 million in 2000 to 13.8 million people by 2013—the highest figure ever recorded. Much of this poverty is concentrated in the Rust Belt. Milwaukee made the list - its metropolitan area was shown to have the 9th most concentrated poverty for black residents and the 7th for Latinos. Read more here.


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