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EMPLOYMENT IN HIGHLAND PARK VALENTINA FACYSON AND ISELA MELENDEZ PLSC 366: POVERTY & POLITICAL VOICE DR. ERKULWATER.

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1 EMPLOYMENT IN HIGHLAND PARK VALENTINA FACYSON AND ISELA MELENDEZ PLSC 366: POVERTY & POLITICAL VOICE DR. ERKULWATER

2 LIFE IN HIGHLAND PARK The persistence of racial segregation makes it difficult for aspiring black families to escape the concentrated poverty of the ghetto and puts them at a distinct disadvantage in the larger competition for education, jobs, wealth, and power(Massey pg 150). Based on the readings we have covered thus far, what do you think are the racial demographics of Highland Park?

3 ACS Census Tract - % White

4 ACS Census Tract - % Black

5 ACS Census Tract - % High School Graduate

6 ACS Census Tract - % Bachelor's Degree

7 ACS Census Tract - % Male Unemployed

8 ACS Census Tract - % Female Unemployed

9 ACS Census Tract - Median Household Income Estimated median household income in 2009: $34,309 Highland Park:$34,309 Virginia:$59,330

10 ACS Census Tract - % Male: In labor force (age 16+)

11 ACS Census Tract - % Female: In labor force (age 16+)

12 ACS Census Tract - % 10 to 19 min to work

13 ACS Census Tract - % Male: Mgmt, Business, Finance

14 ACS Census Tract - % Female: Mgmt, Business, Finance

15 ACS Census Tract - % Male: Construct/Extract/Maintenance

16 ACS Census Tract - % Female: Service Food Preparation/Serving

17 Questions?


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