Racial Wealth Divide in New Orleans

Data Profile: New Orleans

Economic inequality has expanded in recent decades, shutting the windows of opportunity for millions of Americans. In urban centers we see this growinginequality in gentrification and concentrated poverty in communities of color, which have far-reaching consequences. Perhaps nowhere has the impact of such inequality been as visible as in New Orleans, Louisiana, where tens of thousands of people were displaced from the city when homes were destroyed and jobs disappeared in the wake of Hurricane Katrina and the ensuing floods.

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