Report Examines Impact Of Pandemic On "Fragile" North Texas Communities

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A new report from the Center for Advancing Opportunity and Gallup suggests there is additional evidence the COVID-19 pandemic has had a greater impact on "fragile" communities.

The study looked at attitudes among minority residents regarding economic status and opportunity, criminal justice, health, education, employment and entrepreneurship, and mindset about self-improvement.  

When asked to list the biggest barriers to improved financial situations in their area, fragile community residents in Dallas were most likely to cite a lack of available jobs near their neighborhoods, drug or alcohol addiction and not enough career advancement opportunities.

Dr. Howard Henderson is Director of the Center for Justice Research at Texas Southern University in Houston.  He is among the state's leading authorities on the topics of racial justice and equality. 

Dr. Henderson discussed the report with KRLD's Chris Sommer.

ONLINE: CAO, Gallup Research Finds Fragile Community Residents Struggling in Key Aspects of Their Lives As Pandemic, Unrest Hit