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Where We Stand update documents continued racial disparity in St. Louis

Racial disparity in the St. Louis region not only exists, it persists.

Since 1992, the East-West Gateway Council of Governments has documented data measuring the gaps in the St. Louis metropolitan area between whites and blacks in household income, education, employment, health, and other factors. In many areas, the gaps have continued and by several measurements, including median household income between 2000 and 2012, the disparity has widened.

This update on racial disparity in the region is part of Where We Stand, an ongoing analysis by East-West Gateway that compares the St. Louis region to 34 comparable regions in more than 100 categories. The most recent full version, an 88-page,

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Discussion to focus on transportation priorities amid changing demographics

How St. Louis residents view and experience the region’s transportation system depends on who they are, how old they are, how poor they are, where they live and where they work – among other things.

Those demographic variables will be front and center at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18 at the Des Lee Auditorium at the Missouri History Museum for the third of a four-part series about the future of transportation in St. Louis, presented by the East-West Gateway Council of Governments and the Missouri History Museum.

Wally Siewert, director of the Center for Ethics in Public Life at the University of Missouri – St. Louis, will facilitate the

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