Chicago’s Department of Housing takes a major step toward transparency.
On the 50th anniversary of a landmark desegregation lawsuit, the Reader and Blvck Vrchives offer this visual sampler of the city’s segregated housing past.
Merely tweaking the selective enrollment school formula won’t help the vast majority of African-American and Hispanic CPS students.
Wells Community Academy in West Town has many problems—and some rare successes. Can it survive?
A better goal for CPS: reduce the staggering proportion of low-income students
Organizers of the Chicago contingent in the 1963 March on Washington say it’s time for another movement.
When Martin Luther King Jr. gave his “I Have a Dream” speech in 1963, most blacks here were living in poor, segregated neighborhoods. They still are.
“By one means or another, our schools will be integrated,” federal judge Julius Hoffman said of Chicago schools in 1962. It was wishful thinking.
A modest proposal for a serious problem
It’s never politically expedient for a president to fight segregation
The roots of our racially separate schools are deep
Until the city confronts its defining problem, the blood will keep flowing in its poor neighborhoods.
In the Romney family, the apple fell far from the tree.
Fifty years ago John Howard Griffin traveled the south disguised as an African-American man.