While it's become quite common for social-justice oriented community groups to begin their events with an acknowledgement that the panel/forum/workshop is taking place on land once violently usurped by white colonists from this or that Native American tribe, the practice hasn't yet become typical of more mainstream civic circles. But on Tuesday morning, as the Metropolitan Planning Council unveiled an extensive new report detailing strategies for achieving racial equity in the Chicago region, MPC vice president Marisa Novara emphasized that the conversation about remedying segregation must begin at the beginning. "We recognize that discussing people of color in the simple binary of African-Americans and Latinos is incomplete," Novara told...
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Chicago's civic and business elite put on epic display of wokeness, roll out racial equity plan