Saturday, October 19, 2013

SEGREGATION IS BACK

WHICH SIDE OF THE TRACKS ARE YOU ON?
Johann Wagener 10-19-13

There are people who claim that Americans are better off than their parents were. I suppose this might be true for those in the economic penthouse but not for those below them who have had to either move down to the basement who co-habitate in cramped quarters just to get by.


Fewer people are living in middle class neighborhoods in America as people increasingly dwell in areas segregated by income extremes.
American families are moving to areas that are focused more exclusively on either the wealthy or the poor, a trend that could exacerbate the growing income divide, according to a study by professors at Cornell University and Stanford University.
The study called this trend "income segregation."