Workers are striking for the first time in over 30 years.
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.
U.S. women’s satisfaction with their treatment in society is at a record low, but men aren’t on the same page
A new Gallup poll found that U.S. women remain unsatisfied with their treatment in society, and the disparity is greater among women of color.
Almost 30 studies showed police exposure is particuarly detrimental to young Black males. Many youth felt “hopeless … wondering if they are allowed to be a child.“
A coalition of civil rights and criminal justice reform groups said a White House proposal for restricting synthetic drugs related to fentanyl will not curb the overdose epidemic.
About 9% of white respondents said traveling to work was a challenge, compared to 18% among residents of color, according to the report.
Research from a new report attempts to answer the question, “Is Credit Racist?”
Volunteers who bring supplies to asylum seekers at local Greyhound station might have fewer people to greet
Volunteers meet asylum seekers at the Chicago Greyhound bus station with food, clothing, hygiene supplies and “know your rights” information.
The city selected 11 projects that range from a healthy corner store to senior housing to a food hall and walk-up ice cream window.
Community organizations in Logan Square and Hermosa are trying something new to counter gentrification
It doesn’t have to be inevitable that long-time Logan Square & Hermosa residents will get priced out of living in their neighborhoods.
There are more new developments and jobs in majority white communities, according to a new WBEZ analysis.