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Poor Black Women Face Cycle of Poverty With Exploding Eviction Rates

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A MacArthur Foundation study found that the demographic suffering the most evictions under the current economic downturn is black women. Black women in poor are more likely to be evicted from their homes, continuing a cycle of poverty. Common Dreams reports that in Milwaukee, where the study was done, black women make up only 9.6 percent of the city’s population but account for an astounding 30 percent of evictions. Milwaukee…