Posts tagged "income gap"

Race and poverty roundup: US citizen deported, the rise of class consciousness and a controversial 'Avoid Ghetto' app

What’s moving in the world of race and poverty, on Chicago Muckrakers weekly. A U.S. teen mistakenly deported to Colombia brings a hailstorm of criticism to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. A stressful early childhood can have long-reaching effects, says Nicholas Kristof in The New York Times, so we should look for a poverty solution... Read more »

In Chicago, even wealthy black families live in poor neighborhoods

Unlike the Jeffersons, affluent minority families aren’t always “movin’ on up.” A new study of recently released census data shows that wealthy black and Hispanic families often live alongside much poorer neighbors. White families in Chicago making more than $75,000 a year live in neighborhoods where only 7.6 percent of their neighbors make considerably less... Read more »