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Illinois South Side - once the wealthiest section of Chicago, its fortunes took a dramatic turn for the worse in the wake of the Great Depression. It also contained the city's largest black enclave - Bronzeville. Any black who tried to settle outside of its borders wasn't looked upon very kindly (to put it mildly). When Supreme Court made housing restrictions illegal and blacks spread out beyond the overcrowded Bronzeville, white residents panicked. There were some attempts to stop the process, but ultimately, the older residents couldn't fight demographics. Most chose White Flight. Red-Lining and blockbusting made things worse for the black residents that replaced them. For a while, South Side contained the largest concentration of public housing in United States (mostly because white aldermen didn't want it in their neighborhoods and fought to keep it in Bronzeville's immediate vicinity). From late 1980s onward, the city has been tearing them down and replacing them with mixed-income housing. Or, at least, that's the theory - the replacement part has been kind of slow. There has also been some gentrification going on, mostly in the Near
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