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  •  North Side resident here -- they ring true to me. (10+ / 0-)

    I would add further that the South Side in particular was already a jobs desert before the 2008 crash, and things haven't gotten any better since then. The outlook for young people in high-poverty neighborhoods in Chicago is bleaker than it's ever been. And what's Rahm Emanuel's answer? Make going to school even more hellacious: longer day, narrower curriculum, fewer support services, teachers and peers you don't know and who don't know you, and a walk to and from through someone else's gang territory.

    "The great lie of democracy, its essential paradox, is that democracy is the first to be sacrificed when its security is at risk. Every state is totalitarian at heart; there are no ends to the cruelty it will go to to protect itself." -- Ian McDonald

    by Geenius at Wrok on Wed Jul 09, 2014 at 05:41:37 AM PDT

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