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jeffrey_X Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-04-06 07:45 PM
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21. U.S. History down?
You do realize that African Americans were prohibited from living anywhere EXCEPT for the south side until the late 60's. You do realize the that African Americans were shoved into high-rise public housing that created some of the worst environments in the history of this country. Things have changed, but you are talking about unraveling decades of oppression and segregation. It doesn't happen over night and it doesn't even happen over the course of a few decades. This was 200 years of hate and oppression that you are talking about undoing here. This has happened in every big city across the nation even in small towns such as Cleveland and Indianapolis.

That being said, I do share a little of the disappointment here when I travel to other cities like DC or Atlanta. I think they are much more integrated than Chicago.

It's hard being a shining democracy when you are smack dab in the middle of the midwest.
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