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Old 11-23-2009, 12:41 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh's 'EAST SIDE'
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Geez. Pittsburgh needs some latino influx. It tends to completely obliterate the notion of 'all black' or 'all white' area. I like Wilkinsburg because there's a Popeyes. They have the best red-beans-and-rice.
There's a Popeye's on the South Side too. Across the street from the plaza that houses the Giant Eagle.

I agree. We do need more Latino flavor in this city.
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Old 11-23-2009, 02:50 PM
 
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I also live in Wilkinsburg, and although it is far from the tragic ghetto the news likes to portray it as, it is also no picket fence town. AND, I definitely see parts of Wilkinsburg that are severely segregated; there's a "nice" section and a "don't go there" section, and they overwhelming white and black, respectively. And I live somewhere in between.

I see people cringe when I tell them where I live. I've heard other people ask residents "WHY on earth would you want to live there?". And I always have to defend it; I love my neighborhood and I love my neighbors. That said, it has a long way to go, and I wish it were safer and supplied more people with better education and more jobs and job training, with lower property taxes, so other people would want to move here.
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Old 11-25-2009, 10:16 PM
 
Location: city of pittsburgh
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I will confess, however, that I love it when my non-black friends visit my parents' home and ask whether we are still in Wilkinsburg. I say, "Yes we are, and all these homes are black owned. This is the Wilkinsburg that you don't hear about in the news."
but THAT would be racist - imagine the news going to a 'better' area of Wilkinsburg. what would they report on? the simple fact that that is a good place to settle into and buy a home, even though its black? thats like saying "see, they ARENT all in ghetto areas...back to you, Hank".
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