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'Racist' Name Calling Misses The Point

By: Alysia Tate

/ via NPR Tell Me More blog /

He said, he said.

Five years after the worst natural disaster in modern U.S. history and we’re talking about two guys who think the other might be racist, or maybe not, or…

I don’t even know anymore.

Kanye West and George W. Bush have once again stolen the show from the hundreds of people killed—and the thousands more displaced—by Hurricane Katrina. Read more »

Race and poverty roundup: Woodlawn MHC victory; activists occupy office to protest DHS cuts; and more...

By: Yana Kunichoff | The Chicago Reporter

The fight to save the Woodlawn Mental Health Clinic appears to have its first victory. According to Mark Cassello, a Huffington Post contributor, the Emanuel administration has offered to keep the Woodlawn Adult Health Center open. The center would be staffed with two therapists and no psychologists. The announcement comes after ongoing demonstrations at the Woodlawn facility saw a second round of arrests on Monday night, with ten people being removed from the vacant lot across the street where protesters have camped out to protest the planned cuts. Read more »

How segregated is this city? Chicago speaks

By: Yana Kunichoff | The Chicago Reporter

A recent study of segregation in Chicago by the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, based on census data, found that while Chicago still has the dubious honor of being the most segregated major city in America, it also experienced one of the sharpest declines in spacial segregation. Read more »

The number of poor Chicagoans increases by more than 40,000

By: Micah Maidenberg | The Chicago Reporter

A smaller Chicago is seeing a greater percentage of its residents slip into poverty. That’s one of the takeaways from new city- and state-level data the U.S. Census Bureau released last week. The number of poor people in Chicago leaped by more than 40,000 between the 2000 Census and the 2010 American Community Survey, from 556,791 to Read more »

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