Re: Why hasn't Cincinnati grown as a city?
I live in a predominately black neighborhood (Golf Manor), right next to one of the poorest areas in the city (Roselawn), and I love living here.
My neighbors are some of the nicest people you'd ever meet, and I never lock my doors. But most of the well-off white people who lived in the city limits at one point have moved out to the suburbs because of the "scary black people".
Downtown is coming back in a big way, and I always encourage my friends to get down to places like Findlay Market, the Banks, and Fountain Square. Most of them live in Anderson Township and do their shopping at Super Kroger or Meijer, and spend their leisure time at the local malls and movie theaters.
White culture in the Midwest is moving away from the bigger cities, and spending all their time not "worrying" about the scary black folks in their comfy suburban communities.