Voltaire — To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize
Monday, August 18, 2014
Within the nation’s 100 largest metro areas, the number of suburban neighborhoods where more than 20% of residents live below the federal poverty line more than doubled between 2000 and 2008-2012
Almost every major metro area saw suburban poverty not only grow during the 2000s but also become more concentrated in high-poverty neighborhoods. By 2008-2012, 38% of poor residents in the suburbs lived in neighborhoods with poverty rates of 20% or higher. For poor black residents in those communities, the figure was 53%.