Chicago suburb gets wind turbines

Chicago suburb gets wind turbines

There are 4 comments on the Examiner.com story from Apr 27, 2012, titled Chicago suburb gets wind turbines. In it, Examiner.com reports that:

A black mayor of a predominately white south suburb in Illinois is hoping a wind-turbine project will not only reduce the village's energy costs but also attract more families, such as the black, middle class, to relocate to the area.

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David

Chicago Heights, IL

#1 May 1, 2012
Why is an article about wind turbines so racially charged? I don't get it.
ActiveResident

Park Forest, IL

#2 May 2, 2012
You made me read the article. You're right, what the heck does wind turbines have to do with how many blacks live in the town? They kept sticking in a paragraph here and there specifically mentioning blacks, but never tie it into the headline! Totally weird....
Get Off My Lawn

Venice, FL

#3 May 2, 2012
First of all, blacks make everthing racial. They are the most racist people out there, because they think it's OK for them to be racist; but it is the worst crime imaginable for any one else to say anything with even the slightest hint of being derogatory to them! The retarded liberal media backs them up 100% on this.

Still doubting me? Witness the Trayvon Martin case. Black on white crime statistics are much MUCH higher than white on black, and this fact is covered up or ignored wherever possible. Yet when a white / hispanic guy defends himself against a black thug, the media goes berserk!

Second of all, Lynwood is no longer predominantly white, and hasn't been for quite a while. Check this out:

http://www.muninetguide.com/states/illinois/l...

According to the link, which is based on 2010 Census results, Lynwood is now predominantly black. In fact 66% black and only 23% white!
Race on the Brain

Oak Forest, IL

#4 May 2, 2012
I also read thru this article, and agree. Such needless injection of race into this article. As a younger, white male I find this counterproductive.

If you read the bio of the author it mentions other sources he writes for, this being one;

http://chicagocrusader.com/chicago-default.as...

What bothers me is people of all races want to move towards a more unified future, but some within communities want to keep paradigms in play. This behavior then spreads to younger impressionable members of those communities, and then you have a rebirth of racism from the other side of the fence.

Two wrongs don't make a right. If you truly want to move forward, stop thinking in the past. When a group of people have things legislatively weighted in their direction, but complain about inequality, it inflames me to say the least.

I have had plenty of exposure to people of all races probably with the exception of muslims. I grew up here in the South Suburbs, and every school I went to had a large minority student body (45% plus). I personally witnessed how integration can work well, and also how certain factions within minority communities are breeding an attitude to despise other races. It saddens me that people are so rapped up in their race, that it becomes their only identity. Chicago(land) is one of the most racially segregated cities in America, and attitudes like this are the reasons why.

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