Architecture of Segregation: Civil Unrest, the Concentration of Poverty, and Public Policy

Publication date: 
August, 2015
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The Century Foundation

As the nation reflects, a new Century Foundation report Architecture of Segregation: Civil Unrest, the Concentration of Poverty and Public Policy reveals that the number of people who live in high-poverty neighborhoods has almost doubled since 2000 from 7.2 million to 13.8 million—the highest number ever recorded. Today more than one in four of the black poor and nearly one in six of the Hispanic poor lives in a neighborhood of extreme poverty, compared to one in thirteen of the white poor.

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