New report finds African-American communities hit harder by the recession

May 11, 2011

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A new report finds that African-American communities have higher concentrations of personal bankruptcy than white communities.

In Cook County, blacks are definitely feeling the recession. A recent study finds that African-American communities have a higher concentration of personal bankruptcy than white communities.

The news is especially bad for women. To find out more, Eight Forty-Eight spoke to Geoff Smith, Senior Vice President of the Woodstock Institute.

Woodstock is the local research and policy organization who put out the report, "Bridging the Gap II: Examining Trends and Patterns of Personal Bankruptcy in Cook County’s Communities of Color."

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