As the Occupy Movement springs up across the U.S., Occupy Atlanta may be the most pertinent as census data shows that the city has the widest income gap between rich and poor in the country.
According to the census, the most income-segregated areas tend to be in the city’s suburbs where, as of 2008, 85 percent of the regions poor live.
Poverty Amid Plenty – America’s Continuing Shame
Ms. Dixon’s Haven Retreat: Atlanta, Georgia
Only five U.S. suburbs notched a greater rise in their percentage of poor people during that time period (2000-2008). All that happened before the recession tore a gaping hole in metro Atlanta’s financial fabric.
Read more at the Grio.
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1. Officials turn the Eiffel Tower lights off, as Paris goes dark following multiple terror attacks.
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2. Victims lie on the ground after an attack on Rue Bichat in Central Paris.
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3. A young woman cries at a vigil held by a local French community in Sydney.
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4. A single rose following multiple terror attacks in the French city of Paris.
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5. Players and officials have a moment of silence for victims during the Newcastle v. Central Coast round 6 A-league match.
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6. Workers wash blood off of the floor outside of Le Carillon bar.
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7. Workers wash blood off the floor outside of Le Carillon bar.
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8. A woman sends her love.
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9. Two friends hug in the wake of multiple terror attacks in Paris.
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10. Residents leave flowers for victims and their loved ones.
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11. At least 127 people were left dead following multiple terror attacks in Paris on Friday.
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12. Residents leave flowers for victims and their loved ones.
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13. Blood from the scene following the Bataclan Theatre attack.
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