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Old 01-29-2008, 11:41 PM
 
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so what's this whole racial tension all about? i read about it here in the forums. there was mention of chicago being the most segregated city in the nation as well. i know it's not NYC when it comes to true diversity but feel free to talk about it freely here...

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Old 01-30-2008, 12:23 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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Since you already read an entire, lengthy thread about on the subject, you already know pretty much what all the arguments are. So why exactly do you want us all to rehash the subject again?

Isn't it time you went and stirred sh*t up in some other forum for a while?
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Old 01-30-2008, 12:33 AM
 
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[SIZE=2]are you ok? looks like you don't really wanna talk about the racial issues. that's ok. i understand.

did i mention reading an entire article or lenghty thread about this subject? i think not.
so are you ok?
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Old 01-30-2008, 12:40 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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I don't mind talking about racial issues. I do it here more freely than most. What I do mind is some newbie walking in and asking us to rehash a topic (a contentious one at that) that we've already beaten into the ground after he's already read what we have to say about it. That and several of your other posts strongly indicate to me that you're basically here to be disruptive, and I don't appreciate it.
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Old 01-30-2008, 07:55 AM
 
Location: Around Chicago
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There's really nothing to talk about. There are racial issues in every big city. It doesn't really affect many peoples' everyday lives.
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Old 01-30-2008, 08:56 AM
 
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it's a very complicated subject, and EVERYONE has a different view.

Chicago is so segregated between white/hispanic/black that you really don't get a whole lot of interaction between the races. For this reason, you won't see a lot of OUTRIGHT racism in the city, cause the groups just really don't mix except downtown - which is normally crowded and safe. From what I see - the whites don't really care what the blacks/hispanics are doing in their neighborhood, and visa versa. Of course you get boundry areas where people complain about "crime spilling over" and whatnot. That's usually just hidden racist banter.

I found racism to be worse and more in your face down south.
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Old 01-30-2008, 09:03 AM
 
Location: chicago
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LOL, I nominate Drover for Mod

But seriously, yes, the neighborhoods are segregated but the million times I have gotten completely lost on the northside, no one had a problem giving me directions and attitudes were very polite. So, take what you will from that.
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Old 01-30-2008, 09:40 AM
 
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I'm not really a regular to this forum, but neiter am I a newbie. I've read enough to think that perhaps 50% or more of the posts here are BS intended to stir the pot. I'd also imagine that with all the resurrected topics that there are many "Sybills" here.

It just seems to go with the territory on internet boards.
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Old 01-30-2008, 12:37 PM
 
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I'm tired of everyone re-hashing the faulty idea that Chicago is the most segregated city in the U.S. It's not. The major study done on this (I can't remember who did it, but I will try to find it) utilized something called a "segregation index", and Chicago was definitely in the top 5, but was not the national leader. And shining New York was also in the top 5!

In terms of diversity, Chicago is every bit as diverse as New York. Just look at the darn Census Data.
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Old 01-30-2008, 12:41 PM
 
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Here's an interesting take on segregation in Northern Cities:

JS Online: Study explodes myth of area's 'hypersegregation' (http://www.jsonline.com/story/index.aspx?id=109872&format=print - broken link)
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