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Marc Sims Host Just A Few Questions Marc Sims was born, raised, and resides in the city of Chicago Illinois. https://anchor.fm/marc-sims marcsimschicago@gmail.com

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Chicago's Gun Violence



It would be great if Mayor Lori Lightfoot Blamed Chicago's gun violence on capitalism and racism. In the African American neighborhoods I partially blame gun violence on the legacy of slavery and the benefits of the Civil Rights Movement.  

Fewer police, more resources for education, training, WPA type jobs, and teaching a few Chicago residents how to stay calm are just a few ways Mayor Lori Lightfoot can reduce gun violence.

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WBEZ: Class segregation among blacks is higher than among both whites and Latinos. So when you measure, as you mentioned, the evenness of the classes within the predominantly black, Latino or white neighborhoods, you find that there is greater pull-away between poor blacks and upper income blacks than there is between poor whites and upper income whites and poor Latinos and upper income Latinos.

Mary Pattillo, the Harold Washington Professor of Sociology and African-American Studies at Northwestern University.

Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson defines the four classes of black America

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