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

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

Theodora Aidoo | Staff Writer

Theodora Aidoo November 11, 2019 at 04:00 pm

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

1. Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI
Black population: 257,895 (16.4%)
Black median income: $28,928 (43.8% of white income)
Unemployment: 13.9% (black); 3.9% (white)
Homeownership rate: 27.8% (black); 68.2% (white)

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The Milwaukee metropolitan area is a major metropolitan area located in Southeastern Wisconsin, consisting of the city of Milwaukee and the surrounding area

Milwaukee is one of the many Rust Belt cities where a history of redlining, exclusionary zoning, and discriminatory lending practices has contributed to segregation that still remains today, according to 24/7 Wall St.

Some of the city’s largest racial disparities is in income, health, and other socioeconomic measures. 35.2% of black Milwaukee residents live in black neighbourhoods making it the 20th largest share of any metro area as compared to the nationwide 16.8% of black Americans who ive in predominantly black neighbourhoods.

According to 24/7 Wall St., income is one of the primary correlates of health and longevity, however, in Milwaukee, 1,020 in every 100,000 black residents die every year which is over 300 more deaths per 100,000 than the white mortality rate, one of the largest disparities nationwide

The typical black household in Milwaukee earns $29,928 a year, 43.8% of the median income of $66,097 among white households.

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