chapter  10
Russell and Shawnee
Imagining a multiracial boburb of the future
WithWilliam J. Weston
Pages 4

The boburbs are overwhelmingly white, though they would like to be more diverse in every respect. Today Russell and Shawnee are poor black ghettos. However, they are built on old streetcar suburbs, heading out to the Olmsted-designed Shawnee Park. If there is to be a multiracial boburb of the future, this is where it is most likely to develop.