From the AP Wire:
HEADLINE: 12 Million Suburbanites Live in Poverty
Has anybody heard about or is involved in this issue ?The suburban poor outnumbered their inner-city counterparts for the first time last year, .... according to a study of the nation's 100 largest metropolitan areas released Thursday.
The report, including data for the 100 largest metro areas: http://www.brookings.edu/metro/pubs/...banpoverty.pdf.
"Traditionally, cities have been viewed as home to poor populations, surrounded by middle- and upper-income suburbs," the report said. "This 'tipping' of poor populations to the suburbs represents a signal development that upends historical notions about who lives in cities and suburbs."
Marc H. Morial, president and CEO of the National Urban League, said many of the same social and economic problems that have plagued cities for years are now affecting suburbs: struggling schools, rising crime and low-paying jobs.
This issue is a bit of an eye opener for me.