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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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  -Why isn't Chicago a shiny Democratic success? djohnson  Apr-23-06 06:05 PM   #0 
  - your analysis is so shallow  mopinko   Apr-23-06 09:28 PM   #1 
  - Well said  mycritters2   Apr-25-06 03:10 PM   #2 
  - let me take this opportunity to point out  mopinko   Apr-25-06 07:37 PM   #3 
  - Maybe so, but...  Gary Kleppe   Apr-26-06 10:21 AM   #4 
  - The 'house-cleaning' has been under way...  Rich Hunt   May-03-06 05:49 PM   #17 
  - mo, one question re:  mohinoaklawnillinois   Apr-26-06 01:02 PM   #5 
     - Votes  Gary Kleppe   Apr-26-06 03:06 PM   #6 
        - Gary, the question I asked is about  mohinoaklawnillinois   Apr-26-06 03:17 PM   #7 
           - electoral college-  mopinko   May-02-06 08:36 PM   #10 
  - Good analysis - the Chicago Democrats aren't "Democrats" at all  Southsideirish   Apr-27-06 10:51 AM   #8 
  - Well, seriously, Chicago *should* be a shining example of a Dem city.  Inland   May-02-06 07:15 PM   #9 
  - here's some shiny for ya.  mopinko   May-02-06 09:00 PM   #11 
     - mo, like I said earlier, ask the people in Englewood, West Lawn,  mohinoaklawnillinois   May-03-06 11:48 AM   #12 
        - shiny as compared to what?  mopinko   May-03-06 12:12 PM   #13 
        - You just answered my question..  mohinoaklawnillinois   May-03-06 12:27 PM   #14 
           - now why are such words being thrown around by fellow dems.  mopinko   May-03-06 02:33 PM   #15 
              - mo, don't take this sooo personally....  mohinoaklawnillinois   May-03-06 03:32 PM   #16 
                 - i've been to lots of neighborhoods.  mopinko   May-03-06 08:27 PM   #18 
                    - mo, sorry I do not agree with your assessment of Richard M. Daley..  mohinoaklawnillinois   May-04-06 03:17 PM   #19 
                       - who's takin' what too seriously, now.  mopinko   May-04-06 07:42 PM   #20 
        - U.S. History down?  jeffrey_X   May-04-06 07:45 PM   #21 
           - segregation is a thorny issue  mopinko   May-06-06 10:03 AM   #22 
              - good points...  jeffrey_X   May-06-06 05:37 PM   #23 
                 - thanks  mopinko   May-06-06 10:51 PM   #24 
 

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