- Four of the cities with the worst racial inequality are in Illinois, two are in Iowa, and all are in the Midwest.
- Third worst is Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN
- The Not-So-Great White North
Thomas C. Frohlich and Sam Stebbins, 24/7 Wall St.
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October 6, 2015 | Last year, unarmed teenager Michael Brown was fatally shot by police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri. The incident drew attention to racially charged police brutality, and sparked outrage nationwide. Fatal police shootings involving black citizens, however, are only one of the consequences of racial inequality.
For decades, black Americans have faced higher poverty rates, lower incomes and higher incarceration rates than white Americans. While African Americans in every U.S. city face such problems, racial inequality is much worse in some parts of the country. By examining the disparities
between white and black Americans in several economic and social measures, 24/7 Wall St. identified the 10 worst cities for black Americans.
Thomas C. Frohlich: Contributor at MarketWatch , Inc. and
Sam Stebbins: Owner at The Buck House Inn, Burnsville, NC
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The Not-So-Great White North, Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest
- Black people in Minneapolis are 8.7 times more likely to be arrested for a low-level offense than white people; Native Americans are 8.6 times more likely than whites to be subject to such an arrest. Here’s a new report chronicling one city’s so-far failed efforts to ease racialized policing.
- Part 1: Picking up the Pieces
- Part 2: Being Black in America