Report Details Deep Inequality in the St. Louis Region

Ken Leiser shares the results of survey finding that "Blacks are far more likely than whites to live in poverty, to be unemployed and to drop out of school in the St. Louis region."
September 24, 2014, 2pm PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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According to Leiser, the "'Where We Stand' [pdf] report compares the St. Louis region with 34 other metropolitan statistical areas. It found that St. Louis was the sixth most segregated among those peer regions 'and tends to have a wider gap between whites and blacks than many of the peer regions on a range of social, economic and health indicators.'"

The East-West Gateway Council of Governments began authoring its "Where We Stand" report well before events in Ferguson cast the region in the international spotlight as an example of inequality and race conflict (in fact he latest report is only the latest edition of a report released since 1992).

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Published on Wednesday, September 24, 2014 in St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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