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  •  We moved away from the Chicago burbs, but (0+ / 0-)

    it hurts to see all the reports from the north.

    Sounds like gang infestation/control is worse than ever.

    I read somewhere -- don't know where and don't know how accurate it was -- that black male unemployment in the city is something like 90%.  If anywhere close to true, that sounds absolutely horrible.  How do you ever move yourself up if you can't work? How do your children learn how fit into society and make lives for themselves if they don't see people like them doing it?

    Clarification: Outside of gangs, that is.

    We can't let whole segments of the population slip into a permanent underclass status.  The city itself may be strapped for cash, but there's a ton of money in Chicago.  Those folks who reside in the rich and up-and-coming enclaves have to know they cannot be safe if the largest segment of people in the city become completely disconnected from society.

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    by dinotrac on Fri Jul 11, 2014 at 08:01:29 AM PDT

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