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In Chicago, lenders have invested more in a single white neighborhood than all the black neighborhoods combined. Call it modern-day redlining.
By Linda Lutton, WBEZ; Andrew Fan, City Bureau; Alden Loury, WBEZ
Published June 3, 2020
"Black Lives Matter Chicago is an intersectional vehicle that values Black people and our right to self-determination. We fight for justice with families most impacted, while working to create just and equitable systems."
The report transmitted herewith contains the findings of the Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent on its visit to the United States of America from 19 to 29 January 2016. In it, the Working Group presents the current legal, institutional and policy framework, and measures taken to prevent racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia, Afrophobia and related intolerance faced by people of African descent in the United States, underscoring positive developments as well as gaps in implementation.
"Homan Square, a warehouse complex headquartering narcotics, vice and intelligence units for the Chicago police, has also served as a secretive facility for detaining and interrogating thousands of people without providing access to attorneys and with little way for their loved ones to find them. Records documenting the presence of someone at Homan Square, especially while they are there, have existed largely outside Chicago police’s electronic records system." The Guardian 2015
Much of the recent on-the-ground organizing in Chicago is being led by youth activists, from protests against systemic racism and police brutality to efforts to supply food and other aid to communities in distress. Many of these organizers and community driven groups have been working for years to improve education, housing, criminal justice and more in our city. As part of CHF’s ongoing series, Chicago Neighborhood Check-Ins, Chicago rapper and producer Matt Muse moderates a panel of young activists, artists and community leaders discussing the concrete groundwork and strategies they’re implementing to make Chicago and the world a better place