Is your zip code your destiny? In San Antonio it may well be.
We live in an metro area that multiple studies have identified as one of, if not the most, economically segregated cites in the nation.
That means the rich live on their side of town, and everyone else lives elsewhere. This drives education access, transportation, health care, economic opportunity, access to healthy food, crime patterns, and life expectancy.
And there is a clear pattern between where you live and how you vote in San Antonio.
How did this happen, and is it something that needs to be changed?
- Christine Drennon, Ph.D., Director of the Department of Urban Studies at Trinity University
- Steve Glickman, Executive Director of the Economic Innovation Group