DETROIT (AP) — Whites are moving back to the American city that came to epitomize White flight, even as Blacks continue to leave for the suburbs and the city’s overall population shrinks. Detroit is the latest major city to see an influx of Whites who may not find the suburbs as alluring as their parents [...]
Not long after the August 2014 fatal police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, Samuel Sinyangwe was watching the television coverage. Talking heads filled the screen, some saying police target Black people, while others said this was untrue. Sinyangwe, a data scientist who works at PolicyLink, noticed that no one seemed to have any hard numbers [...]
CHICAGO — Annie Lloyd, 60, thinks living in Cabrini-Green ruined her life. She first stepped into Chicago’s Near North Side public housing project on July 7, 1977, with 4-, 3- and 2-year-old children. She thought she would be able to take advantage of the cheap rent and save money to take her kids to their own home. She left about 20 years later in the throes of drug addiction, her youngest son bragging about his gang affiliation.
CHICAGO — One wonders how it was even possible. Kids used to play ball in “Dead Man’s Field,” right in the middle of one of the poorest neighborhoods in Chicago, and look out at some of the most expensive real estate in the country. These kids could see extravagant condo buildings, but they were shut out of the world inside of them.