Moneyed perpetrators putting front men in the media whose skin color matches the victims in an attempt to give the impression of empathy is cynical horseshit. Despite their ethnicity people like Orr and Ruiz no more identify with their respective ethnic communities that need their help than the people$ who are ultimately behind these communities disenfranchisement. These people$ are trying to use the victims’ race to pacify and disarm them during an assault. But trust me, when I get mugged by a gay guy, his sexual orientation doesn’t take the edge of my losing. It doesn’t make me empathize with his robbing me. I don’t get his message of “trust me, I’m one of you, this is ok and necessary to do.”
Oh and yea, watch for Orr and the Chicago Schools to play the “corruption” card. It worked in Italy, it worked in Greece, and you’ll see it again. The message they wish to convey being “it’s the victims’ fault and no-one else, and certainly not the moneyed interests that put them in their predicament. You shouldn’t feel angry about what happened to them.” Corruption may or may not have been present but it wasn’t “the” problem.
The reason the schools are underutilized, or as Ruiz would say in need of “right sizing”:
“Many of the 129 schools identified for possible closure are in high-crime areas of Chicago where gang violence helped contribute to a marked increase in the city's homicide rate last year. Critics of the closure plan say it could endanger children who will have to cross from one gang's turf into another just to reach their new schools.”
Enough is Enough! Solve societies problems at their root cause instead of citing the symptoms as a reason to dispossess the 99% even further.
Crime is a symptom of Poverty and Poverty is a symptom of government neglect – a government more concerned with serving the ideology of the Wealthy! Chicago is a major financial center for Christ sake. It has revenue if you had so chosen to tax the likes of Obama’s Penny Pritzker and Sam Zell over time.
Don’t make the children pay the price for the years of neglect and greed that eroded their world.
These abandoned schools will now become yet another sacrifice zone, another area of blight…or maybe someday a developer’s prize piece of real estate?!
Mr. Emmanuel you disgust me. Your nothing but a turd in two piece.