You don’t want to be poor in Raleigh


It is always reassuring when national publications, such as Money Magazine, confirm our prejudices by naming Triangle communities as great places to live.

Last week, it was Apex that was singled out. In the past it has been Cary and Raleigh. I am certainly not going to argue with such designations.

But there is one area in which the Triangle ranks near the bottom – upward mobility.If you are a poor black kid in Raleigh or Durham, your chances of moving up into the middle class are among the worst in the country. That is according to a large national study, […]