Among many things, Chicago is known for its food. It has its own style of pizza, hot dogs and mild sauce is a part of the city’s DNA. While people travel to the Second City from all over the world for experience the Taste of Chicago, Chicago Restaurant Week is meant more for the locals and nearby commuters.
The Jubilee Project is the brainchild of three friends who came together with the goal of bringing change to the world. Their latest project is a video titled “World Without Black People.”
The video includes a crew talking to people on the street of different races and asking them the sobering question of “What would the world be like without black people?” At first, most are shocked by the question and default to a lack of direct contributions that would be missing from the world – black music, black culture, etc. But the conversation soon takes a turn towards a deeper subject manner.
Cleveland police officers killed Tamir Rice within seconds of getting to the scene after receiving calls of a “man” with a gun in 2014. Rice was 12 years old and holding a toy gun. Regardless, he was shot dead in moments and a grand jury chose to not indict the officer responsible.
To make matters worse for the grieving family, the city of Cleveland is now charging Rice’s family $500 for his last ambulance ride, according to Yahoo News.
A black teenager was killed by police in Austin, Texas on Monday morning. David Joseph, 17, was naked, unarmed and “acting erratically” when he encountered officers that received multiple calls to the scene, according to the Austin Police Department.
Food can be used to pass down traditions and history from one generation to the next and becomes a part of overall culture. It can also be used as a form of oppression. This is the topic of a new investigative report from Mic.
A majority of the Chicago’s black population once lived on a stretch of South Side housing projects commonly referred to as “the Black Belt,” as well as other locations throughout the city. The projects were eventually emptied out, displacing tenants across the city and local suburbs, and torn down following years of debates and litigation. Now, one of those same properties is turning into upscale, high cost housing for those who can afford it.
Acknowledging that white privilege – the process where white people naturally gain a series of advantages over minorities due to their race – is hard enough for some people. But if they’re fortunate enough to do that, the next step is identifying examples of white privilege in everyday life.
The Chicago Theological Seminary is working on a campaign to held address issues that are standing in the way of social justice, including white privilege. In a new video entitled “White Privilege Glasses,” a white man is given a pair of glasses that provide him with the ability to see what life is like for people of color in day-to-day interactions.