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“Urban Apartheid” Finds Deep Racial Divide Between City, Suburbs

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Courtesy New Haven NAACP

Courtesy New Haven NAACP

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A new report says there are glaring disparities in economics, education and health between minorities in urban neighborhoods and whites in the suburbs in the New Haven area.

The Greater New Haven NAACP released a report titled “Urban Apartheid” on Thursday, saying the divide between people of color and whites is so startling that it resembles the racial segregation of South Africa that ended in the 1990s.

The report says white households have 65 times the wealth of the average minority household. It also says minorities have much higher rates of unemployment, much lower school test scores and are much more likely not to have enough money for food.

NAACP leaders are calling on the federal and state governments to analyze laws and policies that have an effect on inequalities.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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