Census data: A growing number of people are living in high-poverty areas
By official economic measures, this country has emerged from the Great Recession.
But recovery is not being felt in many neighborhoods in large and mid-sized cities.
Since 2000, the number of people living in high-poverty ghettos, barrios, and slums has nearly doubled from 7.2 million to nearly 14 million people.
That's the highest number of Americans living in high-poverty neighborhoods ever recorded.
What is behind this "Resurrection of America's Slums"?
Alana Semuels explores this question in a piece for The Atlantic.
Semuels joined us to discuss this rise in slums and ghettos, what solutions are being offered, and some pretty striking numbers about Detroit.