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  • adj. Of, pertaining to, or situated in the central part of a city, especially an older, populous area of low-income or immigrant families


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  • Wealthy suburban school districts are almost exclusively white; poor inner-city schools are often composed exclusively of African-American and Hispanic students.

    The Conservative Assault on the Constitution

  • His navy blue Dockers and navy socks, powder blue Guayabera shirt and black leather comfort shoes make him look more like a vacationing grandfather than an inner-city parish priest.

    American Grace

  • The contrast between its inner-city location and its middle-class, commuter congregants is striking at Bethel, and is a concern for Reid, who has suggested ideas such as “dress down Sunday” as possible strategies for “attracting the poor” to church.

    American Grace

  • All the guidebooks told me to avoid driving in much of St. Louis, but I ignored it -- and witnessed the worst inner-city poverty I have ever seen.

    Paul Hogarth: My Top 10 Insights From Traveling Route 66

  • This was written by educator Anthony Cody, who taught science for 18 years in inner-city Oakland and now works with a team of science teacher-coaches that supports novice teachers.

    Taming teacher turnover: A lesson from Oakland

  • We've found ourselves reverting to the kind of vigilance and defense that we used when we lived in inner-city Washington D.C. The Chapala Forum thread on crime is a must read for the OP.

    Safety in lakeside

  • Vaillant also dramatically expanded his scope by taking over a defunct study of juvenile delinquents in inner-city Boston, run by the criminologists Sheldon and Eleanor Glueck.

    What Makes Us Happy?

  • Vaillant points out that at age 70, the inner-city men who graduated from college were just as healthy as the Harvard men.

    What Makes Us Happy?

  • For example, while he allows that, in mortality rates, the inner-city men at age 68 to 70 resembled the Terman and Harvard cohorts at 78 to 80, he says that most of the difference can be explained by less education, more obesity, and greater abuse of alcohol and cigarettes.

    What Makes Us Happy?

  • The Closer (8/7c) and Rizzoli (9/8c) each have similar starting points for this week's cases — the violent murder of an inner-city leader — but how they go about handling the story is an object lesson on why one show remains such potent entertainment midway through its final season and why the other is such a cartoonish bad joke.

    The Guide to Monday TV: The Closer, The Grinch, Terra Nova and More!


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