Chicago, America's most segregated big city

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First of three parts The paths taken by Colin Lampark and Rosalyn Bates help illustrate why Chicago is the most racially segregated big city in America.
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RUT ROH

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It comes down to personal decisions and actions.

The black culture is defined as a whole by the idiot killers, thugs, social dependent, uneducated, baby making, idiots.

And directly even with them are the separatists that play the blame game and find excuses for every bad thing that happens to them......except personal decisions.

They have good people like any race or culture.

But, those are being out-numbered by the Jesse Jacksons and Emil Jones and the killers on the streets everyday.

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MTF wrote:
<quoted text> The situation is not going to improve very soon. Once a ghetto always a ghetto there elected officials don't care.I blame the whites also for electing them.
with there elected politicians.I blame the whites for voting for them also.
you are wrong. After a city gets sick of looking at the slums then they come in and revamp the so-called "ghetto" making the cost of living so unaffordable for many, more-so for the person of color. Once whites have gotten tired of living in the newly renovated areas, they flee the area after they have failed to continue with the
maintenance, thus the beginning of deterioration of properties.
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Feb 16, 2009
 
WakeUpPeople wrote:
<quoted text>Unfortunately, you are posting truths. However, Caucasians have always redlined Africans in America communities. Even Caucasians of the Jewish Faith - before Dr. King was assassinated, he moved to Chicago. Dr. King realized that regardless of political positions or faiths, Caucasians as a whole do not want to live near Africans in America. I think it is legitimate making the only alternative is to desire to get more Africans in Americe with knowledge/resources to stay in our community. This allows for change because for our people to desire change - they must see it first. Explaining why our communities get worst and worst because it is not a coincidence. It is the natural process of communities under the present realities.
It was the Jews that marched with Martin Luther King. Please be real.
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For all you yawning Caucasians who are bored stiff with racism, go be bored and shut up about it. For those of us FORCED to deal with this hateful b.s., it's a problem. I don't expect anyone to do anything except keep their hatefulness to themselves, no matter what their color. I don't need dirty looks, bad jokes, racist remarks and dumb questions. I don't need you to act like it's a personal insult if I'm hanging out or living in a particular neighborhood. Most of all, I don't need people who have no clue about what discrimination or prejudice feel like to complain about how bored they are with the broken heart given to me by racism. I'm sorry you're bored. I wish I could be bored like that, too. If so, maybe I wouldn't walk around the city my family is from and have to shrug off hateful glares from people who don't even know me. I wish all those "bored" with talk of segregation and discrimination could walk one day in my shoes, if only to break the monotony. Wow. Really? All this work to write a comment to say you're bored. You know, there are plenty of places you can volunteer that could help you out with that. Then again, it's not your community (even though we ALL live in America), so what do you care? With all the work to do in the world, how are you bored? Do me a favor. Take your privilege, arrogance and boredom and enjoy it. Stop "boring" me with your apathy.
I belive that blacks are as prejudiced as some white people. Why is it ok for a black person to use the N word but when a white person uses it all hell breaks loose I belive this word should not be used by anyone. I pray that the shootings, murders,robberies and so on will come to an end. These GANGBANGERSare what give neighborhoods a bad name so blame it on them and not your fellow man no matter what color they are.
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justiz4once wrote:
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That's funny...lol..there was a white lady that once moved above me. She had 3 kids, no father in sight..wait...some man would come every 30 days and beat the hell out of her over my head! Her kids received no discipline, and would potato chip bags and high fructose corn syrup juice bottles all over the front entrance..In the summertime the 5 year old girl would be out front shirtless in dirty. The lady began to get all of this questionable male traffic..I think she was turning tricks..while the kids were out front causing chaos! to keep it short she ended up getting evicted! and made a huge scene when that happened.
- justiz
Who cares this just goes back to everyone being prejudiced in ther own way.
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Agreed. I've noticed the race hustling poverty pimps have managed to secure their families futures by screaming racism,while having done nothing for their 'constituents'.Other than to trot them out every so often to 'gits mo money from whitey'.Quite frankly, if the black 'community' is really so stupid to keep falling for this scam, then the deserve their poverty, and the mockery of the Nation.
Why is it ok for you to make racial slurs????
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spanky wrote:
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Here's what you really meant to say...
I love diversity, as long as all the diverse people are Aryan...or Caucasion...
But I don't or can't appreciate 'ethnic diversity' due to my own emotional shortcomings and inability to process information correctly..
That's what you really meant to say...
No, what I meant is what I said: I love diversity, just not in my neighborhood.
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WakeUpPeople wrote:
Let it to a challenge to build communities which Caucasian Americans desire to move to our communities. If Africans in America, with the know how/knowledge of sustaining a community and resources, refused to move to their communities and stayed/in lived in their old neighborhoods - are communities would not be in the state they are in!!!!
But there ARE communities with nothing but Caucasians! How in hell is this going to be a challenge?
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i have lived in chicago for many years, and yes race is a big factor in chicago. Chicago, for the most part is segregated. this is the real truth.
how many blacks or hispanics do you see living in Lincoln Park, or Lake View, or even Wrigleyville. Very few. How many whites do you see living in Austin, or Englewood. Very few. But also, i believe economics plays a part also. The non-black areas,(which tend to be white) keep housing prices more expensive to keep out the lower income people of Chicago,(which tends to be more african american and hispanic) This tendency i believe to keep prices higher in certain neighborhoods are fueled by racism. no doubt about it. no one will ever say this, but it is a common practice. Racial division seems to be rooted in chicago. It seems to be part of the local culture here. Chicago is really behind in the times, especially in today's era of globalization etc. I have traveled around the world, and yes racism exists in every country, but for a country called "America" which always tries to call for tolerance, equal opportunity, equal rights in other countries, we'll sad to say it really does not exist in the minds of people in this country. Im sure the people of chicago could agree with this.

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john wrote:
i have lived in chicago for many years, and yes race is a big factor in chicago. Chicago, for the most part is segregated. this is the real truth.
how many blacks or hispanics do you see living in Lincoln Park, or Lake View, or even Wrigleyville. Very few. How many whites do you see living in Austin, or Englewood. Very few. But also, i believe economics plays a part also. The non-black areas,(which tend to be white) keep housing prices more expensive to keep out the lower income people of Chicago,(which tends to be more african american and hispanic) This tendency i believe to keep prices higher in certain neighborhoods are fueled by racism. no doubt about it. no one will ever say this, but it is a common practice. Racial division seems to be rooted in chicago. It seems to be part of the local culture here. Chicago is really behind in the times, especially in today's era of globalization etc. I have traveled around the world, and yes racism exists in every country, but for a country called "America" which always tries to call for tolerance, equal opportunity, equal rights in other countries, we'll sad to say it really does not exist in the minds of people in this country. Im sure the people of chicago could agree with this.
Home prices are not driven by any desire to keep "lower income people" out. That is a ridiculous statement. New homes cost more to build. That is just a fact of life. "Lower income people" can't afford to buy a new home and, consequently, they are destined to live in older, rundown areas while everyone else moves up and out.

A belief that "lower income people" deserve what everyone else has whether they can afford it or not is exactly what led to the mortgage crisis. Banks didn't want to lend in areas statistically high in foreclosures but people like Obama decided those people deserved a chance. Look where it got us.

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ex-detroiter wrote:
apparently these writers haven't been to Detroit-93% minority-it doesn't get any more segregated than that
COSIGNS 1,000%

EXACTLY!

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WOW!

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interesting

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THE MOOR wrote:
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COSIGNS 1,000%
EXACTLY!
yes Detroit is very segregated and Chicago is more segregated

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And what makes you such an expert?

Especially since Detroit probably has more bad areas than Chicago does?
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Home prices are not driven by any desire to keep "lower income people" out. That is a ridiculous statement. New homes cost more to build. That is just a fact of life. "Lower income people" can't afford to buy a new home and, consequently, they are destined to live in older, rundown areas while everyone else moves up and out.
A belief that "lower income people" deserve what everyone else has whether they can afford it or not is exactly what led to the mortgage crisis. Banks didn't want to lend in areas statistically high in foreclosures but people like Obama decided those people deserved a chance. Look where it got us.
You're just passing the buck.

The foreclosure crisis was imminent shortly after 9/11 when America was supposedly "Open for Business." Obama hasn't even been in office long enough to impact the current housing foreclosure crisis.

Put the blame where it belongs. Attribute it to the banks and their predatory lending practices and deregulation.

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MIKETOUHY wrote:
And what makes you such an expert?
Especially since Detroit probably has more bad areas than Chicago does?
http://www-personal.umich.edu/ ~gmarkus/KurthRegion.html

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