Bound: How Race Shapes the Outcomes of American Cities

Over 80% of the U.S. population lives in cities, often seen as the engines of prosperity in the United States. However, urban areas show a wide disparity in economic outcomes between different racial groups. This disparity is the result of centuries of racial discrimination that has been embedded in the structures, systems and institutions that shape our cities. 

Drawing from city-level data in the Prosperity Now Scorecard, this analysis breaks down economic outcomes between different racial groups in mid-sized and large cities. It also contextualizes this data with explanations of how policies and historical trends have created inequity within metropolitan areas. 

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