Ilhan Omar has no problem criticizing Trump, bashing Israel, or speaking out against the so-called attrocities of America’s past.
But, when it comes to her own district, it appears Omar isn’t doing such a bang-up job herself.
In fact, Omar’s 5th congressional district in Minnesota was just found out to be the worst country in the entire nation of the United States of America for black Americans, whom Omar claims to be devoted to serving and defending.
Here's what local news source CBS Minnesota had to say about Omar's district being the worst in the country for African-Americans:
Minnesota’s 5th Congressional District, represented by Congresswoman Ilhan Omar, was listed this week as the worst congressional district in the country for black Americans.
The financial website 24/7 Wall Street compiled a list of the 30 worst districts for black Americans by using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Specifically, the list-makers honed in on metrics like median-household income, homeownership, unemployment, poverty, and educational achievement.
The numbers produce a stark picture of the 5th Congressional District, which encompasses Minneapolis and several surrounding suburbs.
Here's what 24/7 Wall Street said regarding Omar's district and why it is bad for black Americans:
Minnesota’s 5th Congressional District
> Current representative: Rep. Ilhan Omar (Democratic Party)
> Poverty rate: 37.2% black; 9.4% white
> Unemployment rate: 12.3% black; 4.0% white
> Homeownership rate: 19.8% black; 63.1% white
Minnesota’s 5th Congressional District covers the city of Minneapolis. Rep. Ilhan Omar was elected to represent the district in 2018. She is the first refugee and Somali-American woman ever to serve in the U.S. Congress.
Black area residents are about four times more likely to live below the poverty line than white residents and three times more likely to be unemployed. Disparate outcomes along racial lines in the district are largely the legacy of historic racism. Minneapolis is one of several Midwestern cities that enacted restrictive housing covenants and exclusionary zoning policies in the early 20th century. These policies impact residential patterns to this day.
24/7 Wall Street also gave in-depth details on how the finding was determined:
To determine the 30 worst congressional districts for black Americans, 24/7 Wall St. created an index consisting of six measures to assess race-based gaps in socioeconomic outcomes in each of the nation’s congressional districts. Creating the index in this way ensured that districts were ranked on the differences between black and white residents and not on absolute levels of socioeconomic development.
The seven measures — cost of living-adjusted median household income, poverty, adult high school and bachelor’s degree attainment, homeownership, and unemployment rates — are five-year estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2017 American Community Survey. To better represent the actual disparities in purchasing power in these districts, all income figures referenced are adjusted for cost of living according to the district’s state using regional price parities from the Bureau of Economic Analysis.
For each measure, we constructed an index from the gaps between black and white Americans. The index was standardized using interdecile normalization so that outliers in the data would not skew results. We excluded districts where black residents comprised less than 10% of the population or where data limitations made comparisons between racial groups impossible.
With minor differences due to data availability, this methodology is also used to create the Worst Cities for Black Americans, and the Worst States for Black Americans. 24/7 Wall St. has published each of these stories within the last three years.