Originally Posted by chris0681
I think there was an article that even though Chicago lost population during that time period, the majority of the loss was the black population, whites may have held steady or even grew during that period. Its not good to see any race leave, Chicago needs all of its races to become the mixing pot that it is but you cant say every race declined during the last 10 years.
I remember reading an article that mentioned the same ,, not sure but it may have been on the census news page
I know the foreclosure crisis hit chicago rather hard with its predatory lending and i am almost positive this is a direct result of some of the losses . its true too that the crisis was everywhere in the usa but during the loose times of the refi boom its printed and a fact black were targeted (predatory lending)
this had a direct result on SOME people moving out of the area or into the burbs
If you think about that it makes sense.