Poverty Flees to the Suburbs

Suburbs such as Highland Park (Detroit), Carol Stream (Chicago), and Forest Park (Atlanta) once stood for escape from the hard times of the inner city. Now their deceptively bucolic names conceal a national epidemic of suburban poverty. According to a report released today by the Brookings Institution, the suburban poor now far outnumber the rural and urban poor: Their ranks grew by 64 percent during the aughts to 16.4 million—a rate of increase more than twice that seen in America’s cities.

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    I didn’t even bother reading this…Highland Park has NEVER been safe…just an extension of the fuckedupedness of Detroit....
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    This will be a generation defining issue.
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