Posts Tagged “race”

Michelle Obama uses stereotypes to rip “White people”

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Michelle Obama uses stereotypes to rip “White people”

Michelle Obama uses stereotypes to rip “White people” Michelle Obama criticized “White folks” (White people) accusing them of racism. But isn’t the use of broad stroke descriptions a form of stereotyping, too. And when you make them negative, isn’t that racism? Obama didn’t talk about the African Americans who participated and profited from White Flight…

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Is there a politics to mass shootings?

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Is there a politics to mass shootings?

Is there a politics to mass shootings? The mainstream news media covered the killings in Dayton, Ohio and El Paso, Texas far differently than the  news media covered the killings the same weekend in Chicago. Though the circumstances were different, with individual suspects involved in Dayton and El Paso and multiple suspects involved in multiple…

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Is there a double standard when it comes to “corruption”

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Is there a double standard when it comes to “corruption”

Is there a double standard when it comes to “corruption” Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot seemed to treat Alderman Carrie Austin, who is African American, differently from how she treated Alderman Edward M. Burke, who is White. Both aldermen were targets of FBI office raids when Lightfoot slammed Burke but was caution on Austin By Ray…

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Groups plan to protest Confederate presence at Chicago cemetary

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Groups plan to protest Confederate presence at Chicago cemetary

Groups plan to protest Confederate presence at Chicago cemetery Rally and Speak-out Against Confederate Monument This Saturday, February 7, from 3-4 PM, there will be a community speak-out outside of Oak Woods Cemetery, at 71st and Cottage Grove. Within Oak Woods Cemetery there is a 46 foot tall statue commemorating the confederate soldiers who died…

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Remembering Chicago’s racial tensions from the late 1960s

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Remembering Chicago’s racial tensions from the late 1960s

Remembering Chicago’s racial tensions from the late 1960s Looking back at Chicago in the 1960s and the racial tensions that divided Blacks and Whites, I decided to write a book about that experience. White Flight, which I titled “Midnight Flight: One family’s experience of White Flight and the racial transformation of Chicago’s South Side (an online…

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Midnight Flight: Online book on Race in Chicago

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Midnight Flight: Online book on Race in Chicago

Midnight Flight, the online book on race in Chicago An online book that explores the memories of a challenging time in Chicago when race was the dominating factor driving and influencing people’s lives. 1968 and 1969 were difficult times in Chicago and my book “Midnight Flight” offers one perspective on what that experience was like,…

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