According to the census, the top five segregated cities - Detroit, Milwaukee, New York, Chicago and Newark - are all in the north.
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Posted 17 September 2007 - 12:17 PM
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Posted 17 September 2007 - 05:14 PM
No, it's a "yay!" It's the Guardian's interpretation of segregation that is "boo." Most cities are not segregated because most cities don't have such a diverse ethnic makeup as Chicago. Sure there is segregation, but that is mostly due to the fact that we actually have a lot of foreign nationals in our city. Real foreigners, first and second generations, who came specifically to Chicago because they could choose to live amongst people of their culture and/or race. Take my parents for example. Neither of them spoke English when they came to Chicago. If they didn't live in a place like Little Village, they would have struggled greatly to get by on a basic level. By not having the pressures of instant assimilation, they were able to embrace American culture at their pace. My dad learned to speak, read and write in English at work. My mom learned to speak, read and write in English from TV and from doing our school work with us. I doubt we could have done that in Whitestown, IN.
"According to the census, the top five segregated cities - Detroit, Milwaukee, New York, Chicago and Newark - are all in the north."
Posted 17 September 2007 - 05:25 PM
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Posted 17 September 2007 - 07:58 PM
1) The "boo" was really just about the racism.
2) The segregation I don't like is the economic based segregation, no the beauty of Little Italy, Pilsen and Chinatown all being in one city Ward.
Posted 17 September 2007 - 08:46 PM
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Posted 17 September 2007 - 11:02 PM
Yes, but the city is also gerrymandered to all heck. Those barrios allow hispanics and blacks each a guaranteed seat in the House of Representatives and several seats in the City Council. Integration would destroy that, and less representation in the city and federal governments would only make it simpler to marginalize the races further. So, in spite of the problems, there are benefits to the communities to remain segregated. Whether the benefits offset the losses, I cannot say for certain.
As for "barrios", The City of Chicago admitted that it created "The Projects" to segregate by race. That's one of the motivations for taking them all down. More recently, Cook County was found to have been using property taxes to segregate by race. So there you have it.
Posted 17 September 2007 - 11:18 PM
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