We're number one, says a Journal Sentinel story quoting the prestigious Brookings Institution.
As has been reflected many times.
In the Journal Sentinel story, Mayor Tom Barrett's spokesman hits the nail on the head:
"Patrick Curley, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett's chief of staff, said the data "reaffirms that the city itself is the most diverse city in terms of race, ethnicity and economics in the state of Wisconsin. We're proud of that."It's as close to apartheid as you can get in this country.
But citing statistics from [a UWM think tank] that showed Milwaukee to have 73% of the poor people in the metropolitan area - most of whom are people of color - Curley added: "The powers that be, be it legislative or suburban and exurban, are very comfortable with the fact that Milwaukee is home to the region's poor population."