Tag: native american

What's up this week: New Cook County map could be up for vote; Burke talks Fort Dearborn after 'peace pipe' comments

What's up this week: New Cook County map could be up for vote; Burke talks Fort Dearborn after 'peace pipe' comments
Cook County Commissioners could vote on Tuesday to approve new district boundaries for the second most populous county in the U.S. Cook’s redistricting committee–which is tasked with drawing up a new map every 10 years when new Census data become available–met on Friday and voted 14-1 to send the latest map to a vote before... Read more »

Barber Shop Show preview: Goodman's "Fish Men" mixes racism, genocide, class, poverty and chess

Barber Shop Show preview: Goodman's "Fish Men" mixes racism, genocide, class, poverty and chess
On a blistering hot day in New York City’s Washington Square Park, a Native American, a former convict, a down-and-out immigrant, a genocide survivor and a proctologist come together to play some chess. It sounds like the opener of a bad joke, but “Fish Men”, the play by Candido Tirado now at the Goodman Theatre,... Read more »

Let's get real about race

When the topic of race comes up, does who you’re with shape what you say? Sitting with people who share your racial identity, would you use words or phrases that you might not use in “mixed company,” for fear of offending someone? Maybe you’d tolerate or even laugh at a joke that normally you might... Read more »
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