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Author: Tenicka Boyd

Op Ed: Growing up in a city that is not home

I just returned to what I consider to be home, Brooklyn, after spending just over a week in Milwaukee. Milwaukee is where I spent most of my childhood, but I haven’t called it home for years. Milwaukee is considered to be one of the most segregated cities in America, where close to 60% of the residents identify as black or Latino. Milwaukee, like most other Rust Belt, Midwestern, former industrial towns has seen an increase in crime, a decrease in jobs and a political push for urban gentrification that has displaced some of its poorest residents. Milwaukee is where...

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