If you're poor, you just can't win.
The St. Louis area is heavily segregated, and the reason why is no secret.
Once again, the Obama Administration is being accused of declaring a "war" on suburbia. Nothing could be more absurd and self-serving, or just plain sad. The latest cause for panic is a new rule from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) that says every community that gets HUD money must have a plan to make equal access to housing a reality -- as opposed to a rarely enforced legal principle.
It is not poorly trained teachers, inadequate funding, students from dysfunctional homes, or poorly thought out curricular "initiatives" that have shown to be the most significant element in determining the success or failure of students in their studies: it's the zip codes.
“[T]oo many Americans find their dreams limited by where they come from, and a ZIP code should never determine a child’s
Certain discriminatory housing policies disadvantage minorities more than whites. How will the Supreme Court handle this reality?
Every census report in the post-Civil Rights Movement era, and the countless Urban League's State of Black America reports show that the inner cities continue to get blacker and browner and poorer, while the suburbs got whiter and wealthier. That trend isn't likely to change.
As is true in Ferguson and other communities in the U.S., a gulf now exists between the rich and the poor, and between blacks and whites. This gulf is making it harder to empathize with people we don't know, and with people who are different from us.
America’s neighborhoods, 45 years after the passage of the Equal Housing Act, remain segregated. In Milwaukee, our most segregated
As the below chart shows, the trend is similar in the Hispanic community as well: The divide between rich and poor isn’t