The Color Of Clout

A week or so ago, I posted about the Clout List and wondered how it related to CPS and also to race issues.  Now the Chicago Reporter has answered some of those questions:

"The political machine that provided patronage jobs for political work, also kept black and Latino people from having as much job success as their white counterparts," states the new article. "A Chicago Reporter analysis shows that the secret patronage scheme, which felled Mayor Richard M. Daley's former patronage chief and three others in federal court earlier this month, did not heavily involve black and Latino people. And when it did, racial minorities were not nearly as successful as their white counterparts.

Filed under: Campaigns & Clout

Leave a comment