Posts in category "Plantation Politics"

Chicago Plantation Politics---A Primer

In the early 1960s, a fresh-faced seminary student named Jesse Jackson came to Chicago, and, on the basis of a recommendation from North Carolina’s Democratic governor, Terry Sanford, won an audience with Daley I. The mayor was impressed with Jackson and offered him a job—as a toll collector. Jackson wanted something more substantial and instead... Read more »

Why Would You Think Anyone Would Want To Live With Violence? Debunking The Myth of The Bad Neighborhood

The armchair racists think they have all of the answers when it comes to crime ridden neighborhoods. And to be clear, when I say crime ridden I mean black neighborhoods. Because when the armchair crowd speaks, they usually do so in code.  Knowing this, it’s important that we all be on the same page for... Read more »