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Old 01-11-2010, 06:22 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis
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Default How are the overall racial relationships in Chicago?

I would say that Chicago is a little segregated, however, no where near the extent of Milwaukee. But after that I really don't know much about any sort of racial tensions in the City.
Do white people surround themselves with more white people?
Is it even more specific than that? On Lake Street, do Polish people surround themselves with more Poles? Do Irish Catholics live around more Irish Catholics? Not to say that neighborhoods occupied by one kind of race or religion would always lead to "racial tension."

So to sum up, how would you break down the racial divides of Chicago?
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Old 01-11-2010, 09:39 PM
 
Location: St. Augustine
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So to sum up, how would you break down the racial divides of Chicago?

Squareheads and everybody else.
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Old 01-11-2010, 10:40 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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This topic has been more than well covered.

10 pages in this one:

Racism in Chicago?

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Segregation in Chicago

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Chicago Segregation Worries Mixed Race

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Racial tension in Chicago?

3 in this one:

Why people think Chicago is still a black and white city ?
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Old 01-12-2010, 03:16 PM
 
Location: Humboldt Park, Chicago
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Default About Money and Education, not race

Rich, educated people surround themselves with people who are similar. Poor and uneducated people are priced out of the more desirable areas except a few parts where the city forces integration thru mixed income housing (largely not successful).

Poor, less educated people live in the less desirable areas. That more of the rich, educated people tend to be white/asian/foreign creates the misconception that it is about race and not money/education (class).
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Old 01-12-2010, 04:04 PM
 
Location: St. Augustine
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Rich, educated people surround themselves with people who are similar. Poor and uneducated people are priced out of the more desirable areas except a few parts where the city forces integration thru mixed income housing (largely not successful).

Poor, less educated people live in the less desirable areas. That more of the rich, educated people tend to be white/asian/foreign creates the misconception that it is about race and not money/education (class).

What about people who are educated and not rich? What about the rich who aren't educated?
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Old 01-12-2010, 09:38 PM
 
Location: Andersonville, Chicago
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What about people who are educated and not rich? What about the rich who aren't educated?
So you know about my street, eh?

I just found out that some of my neighbors are city workers. I have a CPD officer across the street and a Streets and Sans worker a few doors down.

There may be a chance that they may be rich and uneducated, while it is a fact that I am educated and very poor.

Yet, we are all white. So I agree; race isn't always a factor.
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Old 01-12-2010, 11:32 PM
 
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So you know about my street, eh?

I just found out that some of my neighbors are city workers. I have a CPD officer across the street and a Streets and Sans worker a few doors down.

There may be a chance that they may be rich and uneducated, while it is a fact that I am educated and very poor.

Yet, we are all white. So I agree; race isn't always a factor.
You need 60 college credit hours, i.e. equivalent of an Assoc. degree to become a CPD recruit these days.
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Old 01-13-2010, 08:06 AM
 
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What about people who are educated and not rich? What about the rich who aren't educated?
Stop your blabber, please!
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Old 01-13-2010, 08:18 AM
 
Location: St. Augustine
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Stop your blabber, please!

What are you, some finger waggin' old schoolmarm? Sister Mary Rosary?

I'll blather as I please as long as the moderators aren't put out. Besides, I was making a point which seems to have eluded you. Or you did gather it and find the notion offensive.
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Old 01-13-2010, 11:31 AM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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For better or worse, I would say stand-off-ish. By that I mean, we live in different parts of town, we go to different bars, watch different movies, experience a different culture. This is not too different than the state of race relations in the country at large. People like to say America is a melting pot where all cultural ideas come together, but if it is, it is not a very efficient or fast acting one. We get in each other's faces in the politial realm (witness Soldiers for Stroger), but otherwise, we rarely interact. America, and Chicago are not melting pots, we are a place where different cultures live side by side geographically separated, and all do our own thing.
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