By Jake Fondel
In 1982 Benjamin Chavis, a Civil Rights Leader, coined the term “Environmental Racism” to describe a system in which communities of color were targeted to be placed near locations of pollution. Now in Chicago, citizens of the 10th Ward are claiming the company General Iron is doing just that in their city.
General Iron, a metal recycling company, is being challenged by the locals of Chicago’s 10th Ward. Through the battle between the two, we can see how institutionalized racism is claiming to impact the locals of the 10th Ward through environmental racism. We will see…
For many people running for election, a great challenge is getting your name out there. Putting your name forward as a possible candidate can be the difference between winning and losing. This is why for many candidates, even bad publicity can be good. This concept was immortalized by Phineas T Barnum’s statement “There’s no such thing as bad publicity”. The idea is that as long as people are talking about you, your name is spreading and people will then take an interest. From there you can use that interest to your own needs.
Yet in looking just at the presidential…
Scholarships are being impacted by new pension reforms, access to higher learning is weekend.
Gov. Pat Quinn talks about MAP grants at DePaul University. (Photo/Bob Smith)
Editor’s note: This story was originally posted on Dec. 12, 2012 and is housed at RedLineProject.org
By Bob Smith
Gov. Pat Quinn visited DePaul University’s Loop campus on Wednesday to discuss how pension reform is harming the Monetary Award Program (MAP) college scholarships and access to higher education in Illinois.
“This is so important to our state, not only in the past, but certainly now and in the future,” Quinn said. …