Why are all the poor neighborhoods in the city black?

I live in a major east coast city and literally every poor neighborhood is black. Also, any area that affluent is white. When i say poor, I mean whole blocks of houses boarded up, people selling drugs on the corner, lock your doors because some bum is coming up to your window to ask for money,... show more I live in a major east coast city and literally every poor neighborhood is black. Also, any area that affluent is white.

When i say poor, I mean whole blocks of houses boarded up, people selling drugs on the corner, lock your doors because some bum is coming up to your window to ask for money, poor.

Meanwhile EVERY neighborhood that is not rundown and dangerous is 95% white. There are no white neighborhoods that are even close to as bad as the black neighborhoods.

What is the reason for this difference?
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