Chicago is a violent city because Chicago is a racist city.
We know what public housing looked like for decades.
We know what communities suffered from disinvestment.
We know where schools close.
We know where the food deserts are.
We know who had to fight for fair housing.
We know what community groups were/are targeted by police.
We know who has to fight for trauma centers.
We know who suffers from environmental racism the most here.
We know who had to fight to get their history in CPS.
We know who was tortured by CPD.
We know who was/is the face of the opioid crisis before it made the news.
We know who is vulnerable to displacement.
We know what happened when Harold Washington was elected.
We know the majority of city council has always been one race and they decide on legislation for where the most impacted race lives.
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