Coming from someone who lived a few years in that area, I can say that these facts are accurate.
I’ve lived here for several years, and have been visiting for many more years because my dad lives here. The divide in Chicago is so extreme. Even the two big baseball teams, the Cubs and the Sox, perfectly represent the divide in Chicago. Cubs vs. Sox is not a baseball game, it’s a class war. It’s always been a class war.
Coming from someone who’s been born, bred, still a resident, and an educator of the next generation of Chicagoans…
Stop this half @$# journalism where fingers are pointing at the obvious problem, but never acknowledging the why’s or offer a solution. No, I will never promote what is/has taken place, but I also won’t continue to see commentary like this randomnly pop across my dash with folks saying they’ve lived here x amount of years and now feel like experts of the Chi.
Before it was a black problem, it was a Chi problem. We just happen to be the scapegoat folks feel more “comfortable” calling animals.