Milwaukee, Racine Ranked 2nd And 3rd Worst Cities In America For Black People

Black Americans living in Milwaukee and Racine are making half of the median income of their white counterparts and are nearly 12 times more likely to be imprisoned than white residents.

Based on those outcomes, Milwaukee and Racine have been ranked second and third, respectively, as the worst cities for black people to live in by 24/7 Wall St., a Delaware-based financial company.

24/7 Wall St. looked at eight measures to assess race-based gaps in socioeconomic outcomes in each of the country’s metropolitan areas....

  1. Waterloo-Cedar Falls, Iowa
  2. Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, Wisconsin
  3. Racine, Wisconsin
  4. Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, Minnesota
  5. Peoria, Illinois
  6. Elmira, New York
  7. Decatur, Illinois
  8. Niles-Benton Harbor, Michigan
  9. Kankakee, Illinois
  10. Fresno, California
  11. Springfield, Illinois
  12. Trenton, New Jersey
  13. Danville, Illinois
  14. Rochester, New York
  15. Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, Illinois

Ken Notes: I disagree with the criterion used here. We can and should do better -- but for a black man with manufacturing skill or construction skills Milwaukee may be among the best places to live right now.

- - Volume: 6 - WEEK: 48 Date: 11/29/2018 12:28:07 PM -