Racial Wealth Divide in Chicago

Data Profile: Chicago

Economic inequality has expanded over the past decade, shutting the windows of opportunity for millions of Americans. In urban centers, this growing inequality has manifested through gentrification and continued concentrated poverty in communities of color.

The story in Chicago is one of access, or rather, a lack thereof. Often recognized as one of the most segregated cities in the United States, today’s Chicago is the product of decades of policies that have had the effect of isolating communities of color.

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