The Voucher Promise chronicles the “illusions” of Section 8.
This year may end the unstoppable homage to dead white men and narratives that neglect how architecture has victimized communities of color.
When an actor and director couldn’t find a place to screen their movie here, they started their own festival.
“I lure them in with promises of wacky Blagojevich stories, and leave them with civics,” journalist Paul Dailing muses.
Linda Gartz’s memoir also offers some insight into the blindness of neighborhood residents to racial discrimination and disinvestment.
Wall Street-backed firms are duping would-be homebuyers, 50 years after Martin Luther King Jr. and west-side activists fought against housing discrimination.
“We may find that the country can never fully repay African Americans,” Ta-Nehisi Coates writes. “But we stand to discover much about ourselves in such a discussion.”
Apartheid wasn’t just a South African thing.