Jennifer's posts about Cabrini Green reminded me to tell a quick story from my bus ride last week.
CG is an infamous housing project on Halsted St., halfway between my place and school. The picture here, which I found on Flickr, shows the status of one of the towers. Eventually, all of the 4,500+ residents will be moved to other housing.
Anyway, it was a Tuesday morning, and we stopped at the bus stop at the north end of the project. A black woman and her two young daughters got in. They sat a couple of seats in front of me. As we drove south, past the demolition, the girls looked out the window. One asked her mother, "Are they going to tear down our house too?"
I couldn't make out the mother's reply.