The 918 Shootings in Chicago This Year Aren’t Just About Gun Control

“…Steve Bogira outlines it in the Chicago Reader when he says that, more than just citing “gang-related” elements, we must attribute the city’s violence to its root cause: housing segregation…

In few places is this more pronounced than Chicago: Often cited as one of the most divided metros in America, this was where housing segregation met one of its “more practiced advocate[s].”

“[Chicago’s] mayors and aldermen razed neighborhoods and segregated public housing,” writes Coates. “Its businessmen lobbied for racial zoning. Its realtors block-busted whole neighborhoods, flipping them from black to white and then pocketing the profit.”…”

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by | June 10, 2014 · 4:42 pm

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