Blame it on the expressway, Pope tells Democrats revisited . . .

. . . at Wednesday Journal, FYI.

With early comment:

joe from south oak park

Posted: May 22nd, 2013 3:45 AM

So highways are responsible for the `white flight` of the 60`s. Folks here are incorrectly blaming the vehicle and not the person. Whites left the austin neighborhood in the 60`s because they didn’t want to live in an integrated neighborhood. This was likely influenced more by historical ideas about race among many whites, the race riots in Chicago and the fear of declining home values. Chicago and Oak Park would not be what they are today without I-290 and the railway.

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