Dang, it's on the Emma Mitts side of Grand, not Nick Sposato side of Grand.
Have you researched Galewood as a integrated neighborhood. It's been integrating stably for the last 30 years.
I'd like to go through some scenarios of what I could do to address segregation. In Chicago there are two types of desegregated neighborhoods, those that are on their way to become segregated and those that are gentrifying. In both scenarios, there is conflict and the end result is never racial and economic equality. I don't think living next to someone who is black, Latino, or Asian, means anything or changes anything if my world and who my kids play with is upper-middle class white and my kids go to a private school, instead of going to the neighborhood CPS school down the street. So I guess I'm saying how do I, how does white, upper-class, Chicago, respond to segregation, racial or economic, without having an attitude and heart check, and submitting ourselves and our children to the reality of fires, foreclosures, crime, poor health, drop out rates, and joblessness. The city's racial segregation is, like you said, something we have become accustomed to, and because it is something we have become accustomed to, we can never have stable integrated neighborhoods without it exacting a heavy cost, particularly for whites who enjoy the most buffer between the suffering that segregation causes here.
Why are small mom and pop stores still surviving in my neighborhood, along North Avenue, Pulaski, and Armitage. Are we in a food desert if our neighborhood has access to Aldi, Carniceria Jimenez, Cermak Foods, and North Pulaski Fresh Market within walking distance. I don't bring this up to challenge the arguements against Walmart, but would like someone to dissect these facts.
Also, I thought the Austin Walmart agreed not to sell groceries and limit it's size so that it wouldn't be in competition with other established grocers in the area. Why are they reorganizing their store format to include a grocery store, isn't that against the agreements they made to get into the city? Lots of questions, can anyone respond?