Despite its name, things in Mount Pleasant haven’t always been quite so. The neighborhood became mired in a lot of racially charged conflict over the years, beginning with its segregation in the 1950s and its proximity to the 1968 race riots. The next few decades saw an increase in the Latino population, a trend that has carried into its modern-day demographics. The area now boasts a diverse community—a trait reflected in a local marketplace that includes Jewish, French, Salvadoran, and Korean merchants.
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