Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Chicago Most Segregated City in US - Brooking.edu

I included this map from a Brookings.edu article in a story I posted here in May 2015. 

Today I received another article from Brookings,edu, under the headline "The Most American City: Chicago, race and inequality". 

I have started using an annotation tool to highlight and comment on articles like this. Here's the link to the annotated version.  

The writer finises with a comment saying, "The broader tragedy of Baltimore, of Ferguson, of Chicago, is that black and Hispanic Americans in the poorest areas of our cities have such bleak prospects. The danger is that once the media bandwagon has moved on, these structural inequalities will remain."  

The strategies I've launched since 1993, through the Tutor/Mentor Connection, have aimed to keep attention focused on issues like this, even when the media are not paying attention.  Read stories on this blog and the Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC blog, to see how I've been doing that for the past 10 years. 

7 comments:

Robert Turner said...

Each city should have a Tutor/Mentor Connection strategy, which is outlined in the concept maps shared in articles on this blog...

Tutor Mentor Connections said...

Thanks Robert. I agree. Companies and professionals who work with data and mapping could provide the leadership, talent and dollars to duplicate the Tutor/Mentor Connection in every major city. I'd like to be part of that effort.

Robert Turner said...

yes....I appreciate your effort.

Tutor Mentor Connections said...

Here's another article with map, showing "The Direct Link Between Income Inequality and Affordable Housing". http://www.citylab.com/housing/2016/01/income-inequality-rising-us-metro-city-affordable-housing-brookings/424122/

BestKeptself said...

It’s difficult to find well-informed people about this topic, however, you seem like you know what you’re talking about! Thanks

Tutor Mentor Connections said...

Here is a link to a 2016 City Lab article titled " Mapping the Most Distressed Communities in the U.S." http://www.citylab.com/politics/2016/02/mapping-distressed-communities-in-the-us/471150/

Tutor Mentor Connections said...

Here's another Brookings article, with an interactive map, titled "U.S. Concentrated Poverty in the Wake of the Great Recession" http://www.brookings.edu/research/reports2/2016/03/31-concentrated-poverty-recession-kneebone-holmes