Jul 26, 2014
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BBC Tackles the 'Delmar Divide'

The British news magazine looks at the racial divide on either side of University City's Delmar Blvd.

BBC Tackles the 'Delmar Divide'

and the vibrant Delmar Loop often make the national news, but it's not every day that the international media comes to town. Rarer still when that news outlet covers a story that is uniquely homegrown.

BBC News Magazine's Altered State column recently took a look at the 'Delmar Divide" and how one of University City's biggest boulevards has come to be known as a dividing line in St. Louis.

The BBC's Franz Strasser talked to residents, business owners and pastors on both sides of the street about why things are the way they are. See his video here

Strasser cites a Manhattan Institute study, which terms St. Louis as one of the most segregated cities in the United States.

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