Fifty years later, what the Kerner report tells us about race in Chicago today

The Chicago Reporter

“Our nation is moving toward two societies, one black, one white – separate and unequal.”
– Report of the National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders

One would be forgiven for assuming this sentence was written in 2018 rather than in 1968, as part of what is generally known as the Kerner report. …

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UIC Releases Lengthy Report on Racial Inequality in Chicago

Associated Press

A University of Illinois at Chicago report examines “pervasive” racial inequalities in the city when it comes to housing, economics, criminal justice and health care.

The 184-page report released Monday looks at three groups which each make up roughly one-third of Chicago’s population: blacks, whites and Latinos…

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City Racial Inequality ‘Pervasive, Persistent, Consequential’: UIC Report

DNAinfo Staff

CHICAGO — A new report on race in Chicago concludes that while there has been some progress since the civil rights movement, in some cases, it has grown worse.

The report, “A Tale of Three Cities: The State of Racial Justice in Chicago” produced by University of Illinois at Chicago researchers, examines a number of troubled areas in Chicago including…

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Wealthy blacks just as likely to be segregated as poor here

Dennis Rodkin

In Cook County, affluent black people are more likely to live near poor blacks than near white people of their income level—or any income level—according to a new study from the University of Illinois at Chicago…

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All Things Unequal: Fifty years of racial inequality from the UIC’s State of Racial Justice Report

Rachel Kim and Christian Belanger

On Monday, the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Institute for Research on Race & Public Policy (IRRPP) released “A Tale of Three Cities: The State of Racial Justice in Chicago Report,” a study that analyzes disparities in housing, economics, education, justice, and health between Black, Latinx, and white communities in Chicago. Using robust quantitative evidence from a variety of sources, each section delves deep into the history, causes, and consequences of these racial and ethnic inequities that “remain pervasive, persistent, and consequential” in Chicago’s institutions and neighborhoods.”

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For middle-class blacks, success can be a double-edged sword

Amanda E. Lewis and Kasey Henricks

Across the country, young people and their families are celebrating the annual ritual of college graduation. These graduation ceremonies bring with them the promise of new opportunity, and for many young people who are one of the first in their family to finish college, social mobility.

For many African-American families, securing a college degree holds the promise of securing a middle-class life with financial stability. Work hard. Invest in the future. Delay gratification. These precepts are pillars of the colorblind promise of equal opportunity, self-determination and The American Dream…

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Black Chicagoans Segregated, Regardless of Income.
Latino Chicagoans are more likely to live in diverse neighborhoods than whites or blacks do.

Casey Brazeal

Chicagoans of all ethnicities tend to live in more segregated neighborhoods than they say they would like to, according to research from a study by Kasey Henricks and Amanda Lewis titled “A Tale of Three Cities: The State of Racial Justice in Chicago.”

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