East Shore, White Shore: Segregation lives

My Kids: A Study in Beauty in Diversity

My Kids: A Study in Beauty in Diversity

Samuel P. Wilcock,
Mechanicsburg, PA.
Messiah College, Faculty.

Just look at race by census track. The “West Shore” is over 90% white pretty much all over the place, while the “East Shore” is much more diverse and white is the minority in Harrisburg. We lived in Lemoyne, right across the river from the city, and saw a Dixie/Confederate flag flying on a pole in a backyard less than a block from our house. As an adoptive father to two biracial kids, this was deeply unsettling. We are north of Gettysburg and the Mason-Dixon line, but at times it is hard to tell.

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