Mother of Jordan Davis
Killed in November 2012, by Michael Dunn, a man who wanted Jordan to turn down his music. Mr. Dunn shot 8 times into an SUV, killing Jordan and then he claimed “Stand Your Ground” justification for the killing! Is your child next?
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March 7, 2013
Nine out of ten of the Chicago Public School students potentially affected by school closings this year are black, a Chicago Sun-Times analysis has found, a discovery one community activist called a “lawsuit waiting to happen.”
Of those 129 schools located mostly on the South and West sides, 117 are majority black. And 119 of them have a percentage of black students higher than the district average. At the 129 schools on CPS CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett’s list of schools that could be closed this year, 88 percent of the students are black.
Schools with at least 90 percent black students account for 103 of the 129. Just nine are majority Hispanic.
The racial breakdown of the schools that could be closed is not in line with the overall demographics of the district. Across the city, 41.7 percent of CPS students are African American, 8.8 percent are white and 44.1 percent are Hispanic. The rest are Asian, Native American or members of other racial groups.
With the brunt of closings likely falling on black children, community members fighting to save schools are disgusted.