Sunday morning may be one of the most segregated times in America. But in Chicago whom people choose to worship with also says a lot about race and housing. A longtime white churchgoer on the South Side knows that story better than most.
African-American women with breast cancer in Chicago are more likely to die of their disease than white women.Now a new study by Chicago researchers finds that the disparity is a widespread problem in major cities.
"The results of a Census data study conducted by the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research revealed that segregation in urban areas has gone down nationwide, with Chicago experiencing the second-largest declines," the Huffington Post reported last week.
Do you know about the new show in town addressing the causes and consequences of Chicago's persistent racial segregation? No, not Clybourne Park, though Bruce Norris's Pulitzer prizewinner does so brilliantly.
Violence is deeply rooted in Chicago’s history. Racial tensions contributed to that sad truth for years but in 1960s, it was a truth many young people could no longer swallow. They confronted hate with, of all things, non-violent demonstrations.