Esther Yoon-Ji Kang
Previously, she was the communications manager for the University of Chicago Institute of Politics. Before her time at the IOP, Esther was an editor at Chicago magazine, where she reported, wrote, edited, photographed, designed and produced award-winning stories for the website and print magazine. Prior to Chicago magazine, she worked as a breaking news producer for the Tribune Company. Aside from her work on the web, Esther has covered the Chicago Public Schools and juvenile court beats and has written for various publications. She holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Northwestern University and has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in the journalism school.
Born in South Korea, she grew up in Paraguay and the Washington, D.C., area. She lives in Chicago with her family.
Stories by Esther Yoon-Ji Kang
“Usually a reckoning means that there’s deep change underway, and that is not happening,” said Aislinn Pulley of Black Lives Matter Chicago.
As immigration from Mexico has slowed, a large number of foreign students and high-skilled workers have arrived from India and China.
The anticipated loss reflects the state’s population slide reported in the latest census. Politicians are gearing up for the battle over who will be the odd-congressman-out.
More than two dozen groups are using maps displaying inequality to urge public- and private-sector investment in communities of color.
Low-income residents spend 16% of their money on transportation, compared to 6% for high-income households.
“Both communities have been victims of economic apartheid, economic gerrymandering,” said the Rev. Otis Moss III.
One year after the pandemic hit, the city’s Black neighborhoods remain the hardest hit by job loss and its fallout.
“Our community is horrified — there’s a lot of fear, anger, just appalled at what’s happened,” said Inhe Choi, of the HANA Center.
The project’s advisory committee holds its first public webinar on Thursday and seeks partners to host talks about the city’s monuments.
Chicago groups are leading bystander intervention trainings to teach people ways to help, like creating a distraction when someone is being harassed.