Wall that once divided races in Detro...

Wall that once divided races in Detroit remains, teaches

There are 3 comments on the Battle Creek Enquirer story from May 1, 2013, titled Wall that once divided races in Detroit remains, teaches. In it, Battle Creek Enquirer reports that:

When Eva Nelson-McClendon first moved to Detroit's Birwood Street in 1959, she didn't know much about the wall across the street.

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Since: Nov 11

Columbia, SC

#1 May 1, 2013
That's really something. I remember hearing about a proposed wall being built on the East side where I lived at the Grosse Pointe/Detroit border. It's crazy how racist America really was back then and still is. It's reminders like this that kept black in perpetual anger and frustration.
bensleys best

Nashua, NH

#4 May 10, 2013
That old expression still holds true.

Birds of a feather have a tendency to gravitate in the same general direction.

Did ya ever notice jocks tend to hang with jocks,
geeky fat kids then to hang with geeky fat kids etc etc. Pretty girls hang with pretty girls.

Ethnic groups tend to hang together because of common interest, background, language, customs etc.

“TUEBOR”

Since: Jul 11

Michigan

#5 May 10, 2013
Kallark27 wrote:
That's really something. I remember hearing about a proposed wall being built on the East side where I lived at the Grosse Pointe/Detroit border. It's crazy how racist America really was back then and still is. It's reminders like this that kept black in perpetual anger and frustration.
I lived on the good side of the wall and I was glad it was there. The cops in my neighborhood would pull over any car crossing Alter from the south and toss the car and handcuff the occupants. The good old days.

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