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  •  The right to the city (9+ / 0-)

    Mayor Emanuel and his LaSalle Street associates believe that only they have the "right to the city", the right to decide how the city should evolve and change. They clearly want a whiter more affluent population which why they are attacking the schools on the South and West Sides with such ferocity.

    But somewhat to my surprise, there has been more racial unity against the school closings than I would I have imagined in a city with such a history of brutal segregation.

    Next month the CTU and allied community organizations hope to hold mass marches from the South and West Sides on City Hall.

    We will have a chance to prove how much of a "One Chicago" we really are and reclaim our right to the city. Hopefully our vision of a multiracial Chicago where working class people enjoy a decent standard of living , are allowed to educate themselves to their fullest potential  and have the power to make positive change in urban policy will eventually prevail.

    "Don't believe everything you think."

    by BobboSphere on Mon Apr 29, 2013 at 02:32:07 AM PDT

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