Scottsdale: July 2007 Archives

Today we visit the Scottsdale neighborhood, or better known as St. Bede parish, on the Southwest Side almost two weeks after a rumble at Durkin Park sparked concern of racial tension in that part of town.

I spend the day talking to folks at the park and around the neighborhood about the "changes" in Scottsdale, once a white neighborhood that has become diverse with a healthy mix of whites, black and Hispanics.

When neighbors who I talked to spoke frankly about racial concerns in the neighborhood, they said that they aren't sure if recent fight, which sent one teenager to the hospital, was racially motivated. But all the talk about the possibility that race was a factor, struck a nerve with many folks, especially blacks and Hispanics who moved into the 60652 zip code in recent years.

What's your take on the state of Scottsdale?

Let your voice be heard here.

Mark Konkol

Mark Konkol covers city neighborhoods for the Chicago Sun-Times. You can e-mail him or call (312) 321-2146.

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