Thursday, May 07, 2009

Racism in Valpo?

From WBEZ-FM: Clouds of Racism Threaten Valparaiso

The city of Valparaiso, Indiana, likes to pride itself on being a progressive place. But the notion of the city being progressive is being challenged by several recent episodes of racism. The incidents have residents and community leaders in this city about an hour east of Chicago in Porter County searching for answers both outward and inward.

Robert Cotton has lived in Valparaiso since he was about 12 years old.

COTTON: I’m at home. Yea, I love Valpo.

Cotton remembers playing baseball and hanging out with friends in Valpo while growing up. And he graduated from nearby Valparaiso University.

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