Posts tagged "The New Jim Crow"

What's Up This Week: SRO residents worry about living on the streets; The New Jim Crow; holding police accountable

What's Up This Week: SRO residents worry about living on the streets; The New Jim Crow; holding police accountable
Homeless? Curtis Horton and his partner Henrietta Riley could be facing life on the streets after the sale of the Chateau, a single-room-occupancy hotel the two are currently living in. Read their story on Chicago Muckrakers this morning. The New Jim Crow. Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow, compared the large number of... Read more »

Barber Shop Show preview: Bill seeks to seal criminal records to prevent "permanent underclass"

Barber Shop Show preview: Bill seeks to seal criminal records to prevent "permanent underclass"
While working with ex-offenders as an attorney in North Lawndale, Melissa L. Williams was continually frustrated. Many of the individuals she saw in front of her day in and day out were looking for jobs and the economic security that came with it, but had criminal records that, once discovered, became barriers to employment. “We... Read more »