This really bugs me. You know (Pilsen Alliance), buildings in Pilsen are owned by EVERY color of person. EVERY color of person is either selling or wanting higher rents. I bet even Mexican owners are asking higher rents. As a white person I find you especially offensive to select "whitey" over any other color.
I'm glad you posted this. I am getting sick of it as well. There is a sign on Carpenter Street inside someone's front door that says, "Keep Pilsen Mexican" that's been there now for a couple of months, which I find incredibly offensive to everyone in the neighborhood. You can make the case of affordable housing but you don't have to post racist signs all over the place.
This form of racism has been ignored, and allowed to go on in the Pilsen/Heart of Chicago area for a few years. And it has always been associated with the "Pilsen Alliance", a non for profit organization.
Something to note here to compare this situation to another. If a real estate professional suggests that any neighborhood leans toward one race or another, they can lose their license, pay fines and/or face criminal prosecution if caught. It is literally illegal, across the whole of America, to create or promote a one-race neighborhood on that attribute alone. Another thing to point out. This area was still over 50% Euro immigrants when I was born, and I'm Gen X (i.e. not old). Either way, neighborhoods are better off with a good blend of different kinds of people; and it's too bad that this fight isn't directed at the money-grubbers who profit from these side-stepped race debates.
Morgan S. All licensed real estate brokers or sales agents are subject to that rule which is national and a condition of their licensing. It's a major tenet of the National Association of Realtors' rules up there with fiduciary duty and ethical behavior. It's one of the questions in the licensing exams, everywhere.
Morgan S.Live in Heart of Chicago / Pilsen neighborhood
Ltt-Rch, I thinks its clear as glass that It appears you are claiming someone that is posting here is a Real Estate Agent, posting in violations of regulations, please Identify who a Real Estate Agent is?
Morgan S. I'm sorry. You are not understanding. Nothing I wrote suggests anything like that. Read the comments again more carefully. They are very clear. I described rules that govern real estate professionals, not any actual person.
My comments are perfectly on point, Morgan. Racial identification in real estate is illegal, which is a point that follows the very first post. I didn't speak in code. I didn't veil anything. I don't know if I know anybody in this thread. I didn't accuse anyone of anything. You are accusing. You are projecting. Are you in real estate, Morgan?
Morgan S. has interpreted all of it incorrectly. We're only still commenting because of Morgan S's absolutely puzzling misreading of all of it. There is zero malice or accusation from this end. Bye, now. Sorry this has dragged out so long for no reason, Orange.
As a real estate professional ANYWHERE you can't "steer". Meaning you can't direct people to a neighborhood if the intention is good or bad. Example: You can't direct a Mexican family to Pilsen simply because they're Mexican and Pilsen presently has a high Mexican population. The intention may be good but for a real estate agent, it's illegal even so. I don't read any veiled meaning in these posts. What the Pilsen Alliance is doing is directly "steering" and even worse. They're singling out racial groups as enemies in their own neighborhood for the fact these people are not Mexican. Racism to a major degree. They have not interest in harmony. Their cause is self serving and delusional.
Looks to me there's alot of Indians and other Asian groups moving in as well. What they all have in common is green money. If you don't have money you can't choose were you live. Pilsen Alliance are nothing but a bunch of jerks.