Milwaukee Rated Worst City for Black Americans

MILWAUKEE, WI (Ben Caxton) — Milwaukee is the worst city in the country for Americans who are black, according to a new analysis by 24/7 Wall Street. `None of the findings from 24/7 Wall Street can come as much as a surprise, given Milwaukee’s racial history. 24/7 Wall Street noted Milwaukee is one of the many Rust Belt cities where a history of redlining, exclusionary zoning, and discriminatory lending practices has contributed to segregation that remains today – and to some of the largest racial disparities in the country. Among the dispiriting findings – 1,020 out of every 100,000 black Milwaukee residents die every year – over 300 more deaths per 100,000 than the mortality rate for white residents – one of the largest disparities in the nation.

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