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The Old Hurdle in the New South: Race, class divides persist despite economic recovery

Wed, 01/14/2015 - 18:45 -- tbrantley

The Baton Rouge Advocate (January 13, 2015)--The MDC report noted that national scholars studying these issues found that even in Raleigh-Durham, a boom town in North Carolina, children who grew up in low-income families fare poorly. Racial but also class divisions should be on the agenda of opportunity, not just the increase in building permits or technology companies. We cannot afford a failure to imagine a future of wider prosperity.