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Region racial divide blurring -- slowly

Region racial divide blurring -- slowly

Alicia Rios, center foreground, and her husband, Oscar Rios, to her left, both Mexican-American, have lived in Crown Point for 12 years. Before that they lived in Merrillville for 20 years, moving there from East Chicago in 1979. They pose for a portrait with their family and neighbors in Cr…

April 01, 2011 10:10 pm
Region racial divide blurring -- slowly

Region racial divide blurring -- slowly

Karen Pulliam, president of the Gary branch of the NAACP, poses for a portrait at the First Baptist Church of Gary, where she is a member. Pulliam has seen the migration of blacks from Gary to the suburbs. But she sees many of them return for church on Sundays, leading her to question how we…

April 01, 2011 5:12 pm
Region racial divide blurring -- slowly

Region racial divide blurring -- slowly

Alicia Rios poses with her husband, Oscar Rios, at their Crown Point home.

March 23, 2011 5:15 pm
Region racial divide blurring -- slowly

Region racial divide blurring -- slowly

Alicia Rios, right, works at her Lake Station business with her assistant Debbie Gonzalez on Wednesday. Rios is an East Chicago native who was born in Mexico and became a U.S. citizen in 1968. She left East Chicago for Merrillville for a better school system for her children, later moving to…

March 16, 2011 7:20 pm
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