Delmar Divide http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Commentary: Can We Ever Get Beyond Us Vs. Them? http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/commentary-can-we-ever-get-beyond-us-vs-them <p>Our world is never free of conflict. There are many “we” versus “they” imbroglios in which an exalted group lets pride lead to disdain, second-class status, or even violence against those outside the group. The lines of demarcation include race, ethnicity, religion or nationhood.</p> Thu, 08 May 2014 10:18:11 +0000 Lana Stein 35879 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Commentary: Can We Ever Get Beyond Us Vs. Them? ‘Wailing Wall’ Bridging St. Louis' Delmar Divide To Begin Going Up This Week http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/wailing-wall-bridging-st-louis-delmar-divide-begin-going-week <p>A project designed as a bridge across Delmar Boulevard begins construction this week and should be in place in early February. It's a contemporary concept with a low-tech twist: hand-delivered letters.</p><p>The “Wailing Wall,” envisioned by local musician and artist Damon Davis, <a href="https://www.stlbeacon.org/#!/content/32445/delmar_divide_wailing_wall_082213">was chosen last August from among other entries in a contest of ideas</a> to address what’s known as the Delmar Divide. The term refers to income inequality north and south of Delmar Boulevard.</p> Mon, 20 Jan 2014 03:59:30 +0000 Nancy Fowler 32971 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org ‘Wailing Wall’ Bridging St. Louis' Delmar Divide To Begin Going Up This Week Discussing The 'Delmar Divide': A Line Of Stark Racial And Economic Division In St. Louis http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/discussing-delmar-divide-line-stark-racial-and-economic-division-st-louis <p>The “Delmar Divide” refers to Delmar Boulevard in St. Louis.&nbsp; It is a street which runs east/west and to a large extent separates the racial make-up of the city.&nbsp; In a sample of households north and south of Delmar, residents south of Delmar Boulevard are 73% white, while residents north of Delmar are 98% African American, as the BBC pointed out in, <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-17361995">“Crossing a St. Louis street that divides communities,”</a> last year.</p> Tue, 11 Dec 2012 20:19:33 +0000 Alex Heuer, Mary Edwards, Don Marsh & Erin Williams 7260 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Discussing The 'Delmar Divide': A Line Of Stark Racial And Economic Division In St. Louis