The good, the bad and.... the confused?
So just to lay it out there, Gawker has Pittsburgh nominated as the most racist city in America.
No doubt we have things to talk about and if you ask me the biggest problem here is that we just don't talk about race. For sure some do, but it is mostly different folks talking at one another and little talking with one another. Probably a similar story lots of places, but we just don't have a constructive dialogue here to really address some of the problems we do have.
Still... Gawker has a few datapoints highlighted on how we got this nomination. One of the main ones itemized there is an incident at the "Highland Park Pool". If you dig into it, it is something that happened in 1931?
One of the other datapoints is not from the city proper at all??
A third datapoint dates to the 1800's???
and a 4th has something to do with 'discriminatory roller rinks'? I mean... we have roller rinks? The actual Pittsburgh roller rink situation referenced comes from 1957 and something called the "Lexington Roller Rink".