Amanda E. Lewis, Director of IRRPP, was a guest speaker at the event, “What is Our Story,” on the 2018 National Day of Racial Healing. The event was hosted by Greater Chicago Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation and took place at the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center.
Amanda Lewis begins the presentation at the 44-minute mark in the video below.
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. …
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…
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…
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…
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.”
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…
Latino Chicagoans are more likely to live in diverse neighborhoods than whites or blacks do.
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.”