What is with all the blacks moving in...

What is with all the blacks moving into Bridgeview?

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bridgeview taxpayer

Rockford, IL

#1 Jul 1, 2012
I have noticed alot of blacks in Bridgeview lately. years ago, you would have never seen blacks in Bridgeview walking around. Now everywhere you go you see blacks walking and riding bikes around Bridgeview. I have seen that more blacks have moved into the village in the apartment buildings. I am kind of nervous about it.
resident of bridgeview

Chicago, IL

#2 Aug 18, 2012
bridgeview taxpayer wrote:
I have noticed alot of blacks in Bridgeview lately. years ago, you would have never seen blacks in Bridgeview walking around. Now everywhere you go you see blacks walking and riding bikes around Bridgeview. I have seen that more blacks have moved into the village in the apartment buildings. I am kind of nervous about it.
I and my family moved to Bridgeview in 2010. We noticed there weren't any blacks here. That is until we moved here. Maybe it's hard to believe but we can live amongst others and not cause problems. What makes you nervous? The color of out skin. Have you questioned the number of hispanics here or Pakistani's. You possibly are talking about my children riding their bikes. Has the crime rate went up. Did someone break into your home or are you just a pathetic person making a racist comment. We as black people have noticed that whites have the same problems as us. Your people just keep it in the house. Drunks, thieves, rapist and gang members. My husband and i have been married for several years and have very good jobs. Its none of your business but we make well over 150k per year. Pay attention to your surroundings, but please don't judge a book by its cover we are not all bad.
Former Bridgeview Citizen

Palos Hills, IL

#3 Aug 25, 2012
Yes, that is true. Whites keep their problems to themselves as a whole. We don't show off like your people do. We don't expect others to just put up with us going around being brazen. And blacks don't have a good history of keeping up their neighborhoods. So yes, it is a little nerve wrecking seeing blacks just running around in our neighborhoods. And yes since blacks have been in Bridgeview there have been problems. I think the blacks in Bridgeview are from urban areas. And they treat Bridgeview like the city. It is not the city, it is the suburbs. Living in a suburb is different then living in the city. I moved out of Bridgeview cuz of Bridgeview changing for the worse.
resident of bridgeview

United States

#4 Aug 25, 2012
Former Bridgeview Citizen wrote:
Yes, that is true. Whites keep their problems to themselves as a whole. We don't show off like your people do. We don't expect others to just put up with us going around being brazen. And blacks don't have a good history of keeping up their neighborhoods. So yes, it is a little nerve wrecking seeing blacks just running around in our neighborhoods. And yes since blacks have been in Bridgeview there have been problems. I think the blacks in Bridgeview are from urban areas. And they treat Bridgeview like the city. It is not the city, it is the suburbs. Living in a suburb is different then living in the city. I moved out of Bridgeview cuz of Bridgeview changing for the worse.
I tend to disagree. I have not come upon one situation here which made me think that Bridgeview is being treated like the city. However, you responded as if you created the city of Bridgeview and other communities. Just like we can't put all of you in one category, you can't place us all in one category. I think it's sad when people do that. Get to know us before passing judgement on us.
Former Bridgeview Residen

Palos Hills, IL

#5 Aug 25, 2012
First of all, I lived in Bridgeview 43 years. My parents moved into Bridgeview in 1956. I know Bridgeview very well. Also, yes when young blacks hang out at 10:30 at night being loud and obnoxious on the sidewalks in Bridgeview it is like the city. Bridgeview was always a quiet town. You didn't see young people hanging out at night on the streets and sidewalks. Now you see 20 kids hanging out and being obnoxious. And another thing the 4th of July is one day a year. I don't know why young blacks think they can continue blowing off fireworks days after the holiday. The suburbs are different than the city. Now you people may get away with turning Bridgeview into whatever you want in the end cuz the Bridgeview police are probably afraid of stepping on the toes of blacks in the town. I notice when there is a problem the police have excused behavior that whites would have been arrested for. I still would like to know why blacks want to live with whites. If black neighborhoods are so civilized why not live there?
Former Bridgeview Residen

Palos Hills, IL

#6 Aug 25, 2012
To continue the discussion. I am not against blacks in any way. I just am tired of whites getting screwed over in the name of equality. I just think black culture and white culture are completely different. I just don't like other cultures coming in and trying to change white culture. We as whites don't have to be black. We are white and there is nothing wrong with that. And if you come into our neighborhoods you should be acting white if anything.
resident of bridgeview

Chicago, IL

#7 Aug 25, 2012
Former Bridgeview Residen wrote:
First of all, I lived in Bridgeview 43 years. My parents moved into Bridgeview in 1956. I know Bridgeview very well. Also, yes when young blacks hang out at 10:30 at night being loud and obnoxious on the sidewalks in Bridgeview it is like the city. Bridgeview was always a quiet town. You didn't see young people hanging out at night on the streets and sidewalks. Now you see 20 kids hanging out and being obnoxious. And another thing the 4th of July is one day a year. I don't know why young blacks think they can continue blowing off fireworks days after the holiday. The suburbs are different than the city. Now you people may get away with turning Bridgeview into whatever you want in the end cuz the Bridgeview police are probably afraid of stepping on the toes of blacks in the town. I notice when there is a problem the police have excused behavior that whites would have been arrested for. I still would like to know why blacks want to live with whites. If black neighborhoods are so civilized why not live there?
the funny thing is all of my neighbors are white and on the 4th and still to this day who are blowing off the fireworks? Whites. I'm up tonight, why, because my neighbors are all having parties. You have some issues that go well beyond what you are stating. I moved to Bridgeview to be in a quiet neighborhood and to expose my children to a different culture. I'm sorry you don't understand that. I also don't know what part if Bridgeview you're taking about because I have never seen twenty obnoxious black teens hanging out. What have I seen and heard. I have heard about a group of whites killing a young man of Arab descent at a service station, about my white drug addicted neighbors grandson jumping on her because she wouldn't give him money, about my neighbor having to take her child to get an abortion because she didn't like the boyfriend her daughter was pregnant by. There are many uncivilized neighborhoods, not just black ones. I just choose not to live in any of them and it's a loss for you because you can't make me. Hopefully you're never in need because it just may be a black person who will come and help you over your own kind. I will pray that you can find peace within yourself not to judge everyone by what you were taught. God Bless You and good night.
resident of bridgeview

Chicago, IL

#8 Aug 25, 2012
Former Bridgeview Residen wrote:
To continue the discussion. I am not against blacks in any way. I just am tired of whites getting screwed over in the name of equality. I just think black culture and white culture are completely different. I just don't like other cultures coming in and trying to change white culture. We as whites don't have to be black. We are white and there is nothing wrong with that. And if you come into our neighborhoods you should be acting white if anything.
I agree that I don't have anything against whites either nor "some" of my own kind. I don't know if anyone can ever just act white or black and I think that's what's wrong with society today. We are too busy trying to emulate each other that we lose our own self worth. I've taught my children to respect as they are respected. Not to touch anyone else's property. To help anyone in need. I just want to be viewed as one of the many blacks that have and want more. I don't want my children or I to be judged just because of the misgivings of a chosen few of the same race.
Ghetto

Eustis, FL

#9 Aug 26, 2012
I used to live in one of the last White/Mexican apartments on Broadway and Division in Blue Island. The building was sold to a Racist black guy who kicked out all the Mexicans and Whites and turned it into government housing.The Government said he could kick us out because we had jobs and didn't Qualify for government housing. Obama is against Welfare Reform. Thanks Obama.
Romney and Ryan in November !
be aware

Midlothian, IL

#10 Aug 26, 2012
What wasthe address of the building on broadway and division? where ever there is a high a aptartment building there is the potenial of going section 8. Do you the people of bridgeview go to city meetings?Request ordinances like orland has and other communities like crime freehousing,a limit section 8 in the community stand up go to the meetings DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT! voice were it counts your city council board meetings
resident of bridgeview

Chicago, IL

#11 Aug 26, 2012
Ghetto wrote:
I used to live in one of the last White/Mexican apartments on Broadway and Division in Blue Island. The building was sold to a Racist black guy who kicked out all the Mexicans and Whites and turned it into government housing.The Government said he could kick us out because we had jobs and didn't Qualify for government housing. Obama is against Welfare Reform. Thanks Obama.
Romney and Ryan in November !
that is a shame that happened to you. I don't condone racism in any form. I think it's wrong no matter who's doing it and I thought it was against the law to rent to people based on race. You guys weren't able to sue the landlord for kicking you out without just cause? Even if your lease expired they just can't kick you out can they? That's just ridiculous if they can. We don't need welfare reform we need to put an end to welfare. If I have to take a drug test to get and keep my job I feel people on welfare should do the same. The problem with that is that Social Security is considered a form of welfare and our retired parents and veterans will be subjected to those same rules. And I'm not sure about you but I wouldn't want my 70 year kid mother having to submit to a drug test just to get her money she worked all her life for.
resident of bridgeview

Chicago, IL

#12 Aug 26, 2012
be aware wrote:
What wasthe address of the building on broadway and division? where ever there is a high a aptartment building there is the potenial of going section 8. Do you the people of bridgeview go to city meetings?Request ordinances like orland has and other communities like crime freehousing,a limit section 8 in the community stand up go to the meetings DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT! voice were it counts your city council board meetings
I love your idea I think you shouldn't be allowed to live in certain communities if you're a criminal. I feel this way because eventually they bring the crimes they were convicted of to the community. Background checks are necessary and should be mandatory of all renters
Former Bridgeview Residen

Palos Hills, IL

#13 Aug 26, 2012
I am speaking from personal experience. I have had black kids coming over to my yard and thinking it's the park cuz they don't have a yard in the apartment building they live in. Also, I have had busted beer bottles all over my driveway from the blacks that lived next store. Blacks don't respect boundaries like whites do. And yes, I am speaking from personal experience. I just think the culture is completely different and it's best to separate the cultures as much as possible so as to not step on each others toes. I have yet to meet white people that enjoy living with black people. I have never met a white person that has told me that. All I ever hear is whites complain of blacks in the neighborhood. White people will act like they are ok with the mixing of the races in our neighborhoods but they will say something completely different behind closed doors. I myself prefer to live in an all white area. And the people that killed that arab man at Shell gas station on 87th and harlem were not white. They were mexican gang bangers from what I've heard. I mean I wouldn't want to live with whites either if they acted like urban people do.
Former Bridgeview Residen

Palos Hills, IL

#14 Aug 26, 2012
I guess I just expect people to act in a civilized manner. I am just relieved I don't have to deal with Bridgeview anymore. I know this one apartment building in town that used to be all arab. One black family moved in and the arabs all moved out. Now the apartment building has been taken over by all black families. So it's not just whites that feel that way. Now, I also would not want to live with arab neighbors either. Arabs do not take care of things and I know of apartment buildings with all arabs that are like the ghetto. I just like a nice quiet place to live without all the riff raff.
meee

Sandy, UT

#16 Aug 26, 2012
Former Bridgeview Residen wrote:
I am speaking from personal experience. I have had black kids coming over to my yard and thinking it's the park cuz they don't have a yard in the apartment building they live in. Also, I have had busted beer bottles all over my driveway from the blacks that lived next store. Blacks don't respect boundaries like whites do. And yes, I am speaking from personal experience. I just think the culture is completely different and it's best to separate the cultures as much as possible so as to not step on each others toes. I have yet to meet white people that enjoy living with black people. I have never met a white person that has told me that. All I ever hear is whites complain of blacks in the neighborhood. White people will act like they are ok with the mixing of the races in our neighborhoods but they will say something completely different behind closed doors. I myself prefer to live in an all white area. And the people that killed that arab man at Shell gas station on 87th and harlem were not white. They were mexican gang bangers from what I've heard. I mean I wouldn't want to live with whites either if they acted like urban people do.
Murder cases against Doolan, 26,Miller, 20, and Cappelletti, 25, still are pending in the Bridgeview courthouse.
Umm yea those last names dont sound "mexican" to me lol
Blue Island Tax Payer

Blue Island, IL

#17 Aug 26, 2012
bridgeview taxpayer wrote:
I have noticed alot of blacks in Bridgeview lately. years ago, you would have never seen blacks in Bridgeview walking around. Now everywhere you go you see blacks walking and riding bikes around Bridgeview. I have seen that more blacks have moved into the village in the apartment buildings. I am kind of nervous about it.
Unfortunately it's happening in Blue Island at an alarming rate too. It won't be long until we'll be like Roseland.
Former Bridgeview Residen

Palos Hills, IL

#18 Aug 26, 2012
The incident that happened at the Shell gas station at 87th and harlem was an isolated incident. I thought it was gangbangers that killed the guy. It is awful what happened to that guy. And yes people of all races commit violent crimes. It is just everywhere you go it is no longer the America I grew up in. It is way to mixed now. I don't think it is such a good thing. I think it was nice when there was white neighborhoods and black neighborhoods and a little space between the cultures. Now it is too much of a mix of people. I recently went to an all white area to a movie theater. I did not see any minorities at all at the theater. It was so nice. It was so pleasant being with other whites and not dealing with any of the crap you have to put up with when other races are around. Everybody was so nice and respectful of one another. I would imagine that is how it is if it was all black with no other races around too. I just think when there is one race around people are not so focused on differences than when you have multiple races around.
resident of bridgeview

Chicago, IL

#19 Aug 27, 2012
meee wrote:
<quoted text>Murder cases against Doolan, 26,Miller, 20, and Cappelletti, 25, still are pending in the Bridgeview courthouse.
Umm yea those last names dont sound "mexican" to me lol
Thank you because this lady is obviously trying to make it seem like Bridgeview has turned bad because of blacks. I'm trying to figure out where she has seen do many blacks in Bridgeview at.
resident of bridgeview

Chicago, IL

#20 Aug 27, 2012
Former Bridgeview Residen wrote:
The incident that happened at the Shell gas station at 87th and harlem was an isolated incident. I thought it was gangbangers that killed the guy. It is awful what happened to that guy. And yes people of all races commit violent crimes. It is just everywhere you go it is no longer the America I grew up in. It is way to mixed now. I don't think it is such a good thing. I think it was nice when there was white neighborhoods and black neighborhoods and a little space between the cultures. Now it is too much of a mix of people. I recently went to an all white area to a movie theater. I did not see any minorities at all at the theater. It was so nice. It was so pleasant being with other whites and not dealing with any of the crap you have to put up with when other races are around. Everybody was so nice and respectful of one another. I would imagine that is how it is if it was all black with no other races around too. I just think when there is one race around people are not so focused on differences than when you have multiple races around.
You should move down south then. They have a lot segregated communities you would fit right in.
Former Bridgeview Residen

Palos Hills, IL

#21 Aug 29, 2012
Why should I move down south. I am not a hillbilly. I was born and raised in Bridgeview. Just cuz I am for segregation doesn't mean I should have to move cuz you're not. Stop pushing the all races community on people that don't agree with it. It doesn't work. There is always problems that arise because of it. We would be much better off as a society if we all just lived with our own kind I think. Whites understand whites and black understand blacks. We don't have to like what you like. I just don't like other races moving on in and thinking they can change the neighborhood into their picture of a community based on their ideology. I for one do not like living with blacks. I think it invites trouble. I just find it interesting that you don't see black neighborhoods with whites moving in. Why is that? hmmmmmm You wouldn't see whites walking around in a black neighborhood. Whereas when blacks walk around a white nieghborhood nothing is said. I mean get your own neighborhood, why do you have to come live with whites. Cuz you know it is safer living in a white neighborhood over a black one. Let's say it for what it is.

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