The Milwaukee Brand Jan 9, 2012 16:01:03 GMT -6
Post by illwauk on Jan 9, 2012 16:01:03 GMT -6
Milwaukee WAS made in the time frame that Gurda covered from the 1870's through the 1960's. It has been in full reverse mode since then in population and productivity. The income and education levels have done nothing but fall since the early 70's in Milwaukee.
Not to sound like a dick, but to believe this you'd have to be completely oblivious to whats been going on for the past 10-15 years in the Third Ward, Bay View, Walker's Point, Riverwest, Brewers Hill, Bronzeville and especially Brady and the East Side. That's not exactly a few isolated neighborhoods either... it's at least half of Milwaukee being composed by A-1 examples of urban renewal.
No one is pretending Milwaukee doesn't have its share of problems, but to act like nothing positive or significant has happened in the city since the "white flight" era is egregiously wrong, if not flat-out insulting. You'd hope that on this board of all places, you'd find people who at least see UWM's growth (nearly all of which happened after the 1960s) as a significant development in Milwaukee history.
Jan 8, 2012 16:51:03 GMT -6 @ghostpost said:Awesome (& comprehensive) response. Thank you. No ill(waukee) will. GO PANTHERS.
Well thank you for listening to what I had to say with an open mind... such a rare thing on an online forum.