Chicago’s alderman for the 15th ward, Raymond Lopez, stated unequivocally in an interview published on Saturday that gangs, not “systemic racism,” are responsible for the city’s violent crime problem .
The criticism is aimed at Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s statement Thursday , in which she called the city’s alleged racial issues “a public health crisis.” She blamed “systemic racism” for the hardships minority residents face in the city, pledging to use millions of dollars in grants from the CDC to combat the matter.
“When we think about racism, many of us think about it in visible and audible forms, but the […]
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