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According to DNAinfo.com there are many wealthy white residents in Rogers Park. That has become a common theme with DNAinfo.com lately. Blah blah blah blah blah blah say, or blah blah blah says blah blah blah. Sensationalism sensationalism say or ridiculousness says the ridiculous. The headlines are rather predictably, safe and politically correct with DNAinfo.com. They are not one to take sides; just there to try to create controversy. What is missing from DNAinfo.com is a genuine voice, opinion or backbone i.e. editorials. Where is the modern day Mike Royko? Where is someone with a real opinion? Where is someone without a smarmy safe tagline and an honest thought in their head?
Definition of wealthy according to Dailyfinance.com in 2011
A recent survey of 1,000 millionaires echoed Frank: 42% stated that it would take "at least $7.5 million" to make them feel wealthy. The poll, which was undertaken by Fidelity Investments, came up with an interesting correlation: On average, the respondents had $3.5 million in assets ... roughly half the amount of money they would need to feel secure
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According to the DNAinfo.com article wealthy means the following "Of those surveyed on Election Day 2012, the vast majority were English-speaking, gainfully employed and white." Wealthy means you don't need to work because you have a ton of money. Earning a decent living with a good job means you are financially secure, but not wealthy. Where DNAinfo.com went wrong is presenting two viewpoints as if they had equal merit. They don't. It is possible to report on an issue and to also do your own research with your own view.
Rogers Park is not a wealthy white community at this moment in time. But due to market forces it may be in the future, who knows? But probably not, if you want that move to Kennilworth. The true anchor in Rogers Park's status and economy presently belongs to the dreaded one percent that Occupy Rogers Park rails against nonstop (James Pritzker). Honestly the first time that Chevanston's founder first saw Jim Ginderske the driving force behind Occupy RP on Broken Heart of Rogers Park he looked like Vince Vaughn and a happy go lucky guy looking to make a name in Chicago politics. But as the days and years pass by he looks more and more like someone trying to hold back the sands of time. Places and fortunes change due to forces larger than you or me.
When this writer was a wee tyke the suburbs were the big boys who held most of the power. The tide has now turned and the cities are gaining more wealth, power and influence. Is this morally good or evil or is it just the way things are nowadays? Should we tilt at windmills no matter what logic dictates? Headlines matter and this latest one from DNAinfo.com is complete B&^**#$%. Craig Gernhardt once used that word in a tweet and it was one hundred percent warranted.
Dear Mr. Anonymous writer of DNAinfo.com, if you were truly wealthy plus or minus white would you be living in Rogers Park trying to do battle with the nonstop self righteous members of Occupy Rogers Park? Or would you just open up a tea house in Highland Park like laid back local rock star Billy Corgan? Occupy Rogers Park is officially attacking Joe Moore and has exposed itself to be the enemy of progress of our city and our neighborhood. This alderman has done more for our fair neighborhood of Rogers Park than any other and DNAinfo.com just sits idly by trying to make a quick buck on a cheap headline.