pwright1 said:...Now the 1.2 million square foot mall was forced to close for good in 2002.
Everyone likes to eat out. I guess the Woodmore/Kettering black folks don't. No nice restaurants either.
No matter if your from the Ciprini Green projects of Chicago or the gated communities of Woodmore blacks are treated the same.
I will strongly argue that the $ is colorblind. (please post otherwise if you disagree).
Your example is that of $$ market, not racism. Why no money was spent at the mall, I don’t know the factors but you say there was a mall and it closed. Unprofitable malls close in white neighborhoods also. Profitable Malls don’t close. I imagine your example mall was not turning profit, because if it was profitable it would not of closed. PERIOD.
In regards to restaurants, you bring up an interesting point. I wonder if a study of “eating out” demographics has ever been done.
A good example of restaurant demographic market trend:
I live in Miami = there is a large international culture = international cultures eat late = restaurants stay open late.
My Grandparents lived in Naples Florida (as snowbirds) = There are many snowbirds (ei older people) in Naples = Older people eat early = Restaurants are busy around 5 & 6 and close early.
Are there International cultures in Naples = Yes. Is the fact the restaurant close early “racism” against this culture = no, it is simply marketing 101 supply and demand.
Ok, now a pop quiz:
I live in a younger area in Miami. There are no early bird specials by my house. Maybe I want to eat at 5 for a discounted price. Is the fact that all the early bird specials are north by the snowbird areas?
B: Age discrimination
C: Market Factors
When the institutions are private they don’t think about social factors, they think about the $. That’s all. It is not called “racism” it is called “profit”.
If the demand warrants the supply = restaurants would locate in your example neighborhood.
Again I say, the $ is colorblind.