The following is an email from reader Dave Clarkin, who's honked off about the Children's Museum controversy and the suggestion that people who don't want the museum in Grant Park are racist.
He checks out the demographics of museum big wig Gigi Pritzker's neighborhood — Lincoln Park, 60614.
Check it out ...
Great piece on the New East Side last week. I'm glad that someone
finally took the time to write about the neighborhood's diversity.
After reading your story, I took the time to do a little research on
Demographics for Gigi Pritzker's neighborhood. The U.S. Census website
actually allows you to type in an address and look at the 2000 data from
whatever level you like. Here's what I found:
Gigi Pritzker Pucker, (address deleted) 60614
- 88% white
- 4% African American
- 5% Latino (includes white and non-white)
- 4% Asian
Her BLOCK (Block 2005, Block Group 2, Census Tract 701, Cook County,
*- 92% white (442 total)*
*- 0.8% African American (4 total)
- 2.3% Latino (11 total, includes white and non-white )
- 7.9% Asian (38 total)
Hope you can get out to Gigi's neighborhood soon and interview the mom's
in her neighborhood park to see how they'd feel about the Children's
Museum locating there, since she said she'd welcome it in her
neighborhood "in a heartbeat".
Here's a link for the census search by address: