These are the top five worst U.S. cities for Black people to live in

November 11, 2019 at 04:00 pm | Opinions & Features

Theodora Aidoo

Theodora Aidoo | Staff Writer

November 11, 2019 at 04:00 pm | Opinions & Features

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A new research, conducted by 24/7 Wall St. using data from the U.S. Census Bureau, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Bureau of Justice Statistics has listed 15 worst cities for black Americans to live in.

The research, capturing the representations of 20,259 persons from 182 nationalities, and living in 187 countries or territories across the world, covered topics such as quality of life, cost of living, personal finance, safety and security and more.

It’s been 55 years of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, the milestone legislation outlawing racial segregation and other forms of discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.

However, racial disparities persist and remain unchanged in many cities and neighborhoods in some of America’s largest cities thereby restricting access to education and employment opportunities for African Americans.

24/7 Wall St. ranked the nation’s metropolitan areas based on racial disparities in income, education, health, incarceration, and white-black achievement gaps in other socioeconomic outcomes.

Here is the list of the Top 5 worst congressional districts for black Americans.

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