Posts tagged "Pew Research Center"

Economic woes mean Latino vote no gimme for usual immigration platitudes

The recession left few communities untouched by layoffs, foreclosures and cuts to social services. But the Latino community has taken the hardest hits and faces the toughest road to recovery. This is something that politicians may want to be aware of as they campaign for this crucial vote. For some people living on the edge,... Read more »

Why the widening wealth gap is no big surprise to Chicago

Why the widening wealth gap is no big surprise to Chicago
Big and terrible news yesterday: the wealth gap between white people and minorities is widening. It was already wide – enormous, in fact. But it’s gotten worse. Take a look at the graph at the top. Every group has taken a hit since 2005 because of the recession. But the net worth of Hispanic and... Read more »

Cook County's poor children have a corner on cavities

Cook County's poor children have a corner on cavities
There’s nothing worse than a toothache, many would say. But many of Cook County’s smallest residents may be suffering from rotting teeth, abscesses and mammoth cavities, especially those who are poor. A new report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office says that just 25 percent of the nation’s children suffer from 80 percent of the... Read more »
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