Today’s Connecting The Dots #CTD – Poverty:  

According to a new report published by Paul A Jargowsky, a Rutgers University professor specializing in inequality research, people living in high-poverty has nearly doubled since 2000 from 7.2 million to 13.8 million. Mid –size cities, with populations between half a million to one million, have seen the highest increase in poverty rates.  Jargowsky blamed flight to the suburbs and racist development policies as the two biggest contributing factors to the increase in high-poverty levels over the past fifteen years.