The fight against systemic racism still lies ahead, particularly in Chicago, where more Black men are killed by police than anywhere else.
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.
People took to the streets after a Minneapolis jury found the ex-police officer guilty of murder and manslaughter in the death of George Floyd.
Alicia Nesbury-Moore is co-owner of Herban Produce, a hydroponic farm in the East Garfield Park neighborhood.
Hundreds of residents gathered Sunday for a peace walk in Little Village to demand justice after the police shooting of 13-year-old Adam Toledo.
In the Latino neighborhood, entire families came to protest, parents pushed strollers and teenagers walked with friends as the community mourns the death of 13-year-old Adam Toledo.
In light of the fatal shooting of Adam Toledo, a group pushing for civilian oversight of CPD weighs in on what needs to change in Chicago.
“My heart goes out to his mother and his family,” said Ald. Michael Rodriguez. “We’re wrapping our arms around their family right now.“
The release of bodycam footage from the police shooting of 13-year-old Adam Toledo has especially traumatized many in Chicago’s Latino community.
George Floyd. Daunte Wright. Adam Toledo. Two men and one boy — all killed by police — dominate the headlines. How do we change the system?
Data shows that Black women in Georgia and Michigan are dying at a higher rate than any group other than Black men.