Three Republicans voted in favor of the bill, which amends existing discriminatory laws and expands protections for the LGBTQ+ community.
Race, Class & Communities
The Race, Class & Communities Desk seeks to provide enterprise reporting on broad themes and trends related to race and income in the Chicago metropolitan area and to provide beat coverage of topical issues including housing, immigration, work/opportunity and demographics.
Study shows how “even seemingly ‘successful’ families” are still living out the consequences of historically racist laws and policies.
Updates to Chicago’s welcoming ordinance mean police officers can no longer cooperate with Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
The report says Latino, Black and white families experience the typical markers of the American middle class like financial stability and privilege differently.
A recent study shows two-thirds of the tested temp agencies engaged in racial discrimination, mainly practices that disfavored Black job applicants.
“We need to put our foot down,” said Ald. Greg Mitchell, 7th Ward. “If we’re gonna do business with you, we need reciprocity.”
Chicago groups are leading bystander intervention trainings to teach people ways to help, like creating a distraction when someone is being harassed.
Four weeks after they became eligible, immigrant detainees in Illinois are still waiting for info on when they will get vaccinated.
Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, attacks against Asian Americans have been on the rise. And the movement to stop them is growing.
Chicago United for Equity calls $2.4 billion in subsidies for the developments “indefensible” given the pandemic and the city’s budget hole.