Well I predicted it last week that we would be soon hearing about food deserts and bam (!) here it is.
Food deserts in some South Side communities have even fewer choices for groceries after the weekend’s violence.
CBS 2’s Marissa Parra has more from Bronzeville with a look at how it’s impacting the community.
For neighbors, the Jewel-Osco on 75th is the grocery store. But no longer.
“It’s kind of a sad thing to think about,” said resident William Wright. “I take my grandma here every Sunday.”
Not any more.
On Sunday night, it was ravaged by looters, as you can see by the aftermath captured in video from the next day, leaving neighbors frustrated.
“It’s not what you do. It’s how do you do it,” Wright said. “What did we accomplish, aside from take our property value down and embarrass ourselves?”
Good question but that’s what you Africans specialize in. All it takes is the death of some lowlife criminal at the hands of a white cop and you go all Mau Mau and destroy your own neighborhoods. What civilized people do that? And then you have your African leaders like Sharpton egging you on. One African celebrity, who lives in a gated community, cheered the burning of a low income housing project. Now, besides food deserts we’ll hear about lack of affordable housing.
We can’t solve racial problems in this country until a certain race decides it wants to act like civilized human beings rather than rioting at the drop of a hat.
Wright, his grandmother and so many around here are trying to figure out which stores on the South Side are even left right now.
Chicago now has food deserts in places that weren’t food deserts before.
“Bronzeville Mariano’s was looted, the Walmart on 47th was looted. Jewel,” said activist William Calloway.
And the food deserts that were there before are worse now.
“Now you have to go out of your way to get this stuff,” said activist Emir Lions. “People that don’t have a car. People that do not have family and friends.”
“Some seniors can’t travel,” added Calloway.
Boo freaking hoo! Thank your fellow Africans for that.
But don’t worry. Lightfoot is on the case.
CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) — Mayor Lightfoot said she’s hopeful major retailers will reopen the Chicago stores that were looted or otherwise damaged during protests surrounding George Floyd’s killing by police in Minnesota. But, she’s unsure of one of the biggest.
Mayor Lightfoot said she was on a conference call with Walmart and other major retailers that had stores looted or heavily damaged during the unrest in Chicago. She said she pleaded with them to not abandon Chicago.
That’s freaking hilarious! Chicongo fought Walmart for four years when they wanted to open stores in Chicongo. Now they’re begging Walmart not to leave. Maybe if you could protect them from rioting and looting Africans they might stay and rebuild. Defund the cops. That will work.
“I think in the case of Walmart, what they were focused on was assessing the damage. They are doing an effort to donate fresh produce, to the extent of what’s left so it doesn’t perish, and other perishables, and they are taking their time, as I would expect.”
There were earlier reports that Walmart expected to rebuild all stores trashed by looters and vandals, but company officials later said they would open some stores and would not say which ones.
They’ll open the stores in the neighborhoods that have the fewest Africans. Stores exist to make a profit. Stores in African neighborhoods not only have to worry about rioting and looting but shoplifting as well. If I were Walmart I would not reopen any store that was burned to the ground. That would be a losing proposition.