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This city named worst place to live for blacks, but it's not alone | Black Excellence

Are you considering moving to a new city? Before you pack your boxes, check this list to see if the city you’re considering made it on the worst cities in America for blacks.

Or if the city you’re in right now is on this list, maybe consider moving.

According to 24/7 Wall St, Milwaukee, WI has been named the worst city in America for blacks to live in. To reach this conclusion,  24/7 Wall St “ranked the nation’s metropolitan areas based on racial disparities in income, education, health, incarceration, and white-black achievement gaps in other socioeconomic outcomes using data from the U.S. Census Bureau, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Bureau of Justice Statistics.”

Milwaukee has a black population of 257,895 (16.4%) with a median income of $28,928, which is 43.8% of white income in the city. On top of that, blacks have 13.9% unemployment rate compared to 3.9% for whites.

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A long history of discriminatory lending practices and exclusionary zoning has led Milwaukee to the top of the list, but it’s also accompanied by  other 14 worst cities for blacks.

Here are the other 14 worst cities for blacks in America:

2. Racine, WI

3. Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA

4. Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI

5. Danville, IL

6. Niles-Benton Harbor, MI

7. Peoria, IL

8. Rockford, IL

9. Springfield, IL

10. Rochester, NY

11. Syracuse, NY

12. Kankakee, IL

13. Jackson, MI

14. Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ

15. Erie, PA

Are you surprised that so any mid-western cities made it on the list, with Illinois leading with the most contributed cities on the list? We were.

To read the full report, click here.

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Roman Debotch is a filmmaker, photographer, and co-founder of blackexcellence.com. Through the platform that is Black Excellence, she has been able to marry her passion for story telling with her passion for issues affecting the black community. Roman earned her B.A. in Film and TV Studies and ventured into the world of video production after college. She produced music, corporate, and event videos for years before co-founding BlackExcellence.com. Since then, she has been working as a contributor to the platform as well as continuing her video production business. The very limited time Roman is away from either writing or shooting a video, she can be found hiking or enjoying one of Southern California's beautiful beaches.

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