Black Genocide in Chicago - February 28, 2018 Edition of Chicago Street Journal.

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From 1970 to 1973, the CCAC

convinced numerous investors to

support their plan and together,

they created the Chicago 21

Corporation and drafted the

Chicago 21 Plan, a 125-page

document made public in 1973,

"A Plan for the Central Area

Communities"

Professor and politician historic

Bob Starks and other, has

been making the charge of genocide

and re-gentrification that

contributed to the demolition of

public housing and displacement

of Blacks in Chicago and even to

the closing of over 60 schools,

incarnation and crime injustice

in Black communities today.

Presently a similar plan is led

by The Chicago Metropolitan

Area Plan (CMAP) creator of the

Chicago 2020 Plan, the Chicago

2040 plan and now updated to Chicago 2050

Plan.

In 2009 Black Wall Street Chicago charged

the CMAP of business genocide for not including

a plan for black commercial and business

development. Citing it would not give

Black businesses a chance to prosper in their

own communities. Black Wall Street programs

called it outright racism or institutional racism.

Since then CMAP has had a more outreach

to the Black community.

A past warning sign by noble leaders such

as Marcus Gravey and addressed often by

Malcolm X, “develop your own businesses

before it is too late.’ Malcolm X talked about

"black genocide" in the early 1960s, citing

long term injustice and cruelty by whites

against blacks.

“We have not founded away to this date to

act on it. And make the mayor stand up for

what the city has done and is doing to Black

People. Said Community activist Pereston

Shanks

Charges of GENOCIDE

The charge of black genocide is not new.

Before Kennedy made his remarks, Cook

County Commissioner Richard Boykin, who

flew to New York to discuss what he described

as a “quiet genocide” in Chicago’s

black community with the U.N.’s assistant

secretary-general for peace building support,

Oscar Fernandez-Taranco.

Many attempts have been done to address

Genocide. In Dec. 17, 1951, “We Charge

Genocide: The Crime of Government Against

the Negro People.”, led by Paul Robeson and

William L. Patterson, two giants of the struggle

for African-American equality, delivered

to the United Nations a petition presented to a

UN official in New York.

The petition listed 10,000 unjust deaths of

African Americans in the nine decades since

the American Civil War. It described lynching,

mistreatment, murder and oppression by

whites against blacks to conclude that the US

government was conducting genocide of African

Americans, by refusing to address "the

persistent, widespread, institutionalized commission

of the crime of genocide".

Genocide was charge by Marcus Gravey in

1930’s where he declared the only address is

form ‘Our Own’ and returned back to Africa.

Malcolm X made the charge where he issue

to bring the charge to the United Nations right

before his death.

Dr. Conrad Worrill traveled to Geneva,

Switzerland, in 1997 with a delegation to formally

charge the U.S. Government with genocide

and human right violations before the

Commission on Human Rights. The delegation

presented the commission with a

"Declaration of Genocide by the United States

Government against the Black Population in

the United States" with 157,000 signatures.

The Case of Political Genocide

However, to proven it has been difficult to

do. Black genocide has been referred to the

both in the past and in the present.

Kennedy said, according to a Chicago Tribune

news report several areas in which the

predominantly Black communities of the city

are struggling with funding, education, and

healthcare and law enforcement. He suggested

Emmanuel and his administration are intentionally

neglecting these communities, leaving

the Black residents choice but to leave.

"This is involuntary. That we’re cutting off

funding for schools, cutting off funding for

police, allowing people to be forced to live in

food deserts, closing hospitals, closing access

to mental health facilities," he added. "What

William L. Patterson,

delivered to the

United Nations a petition

presented to a

UN official in New

York in 1951 addressing

Genocide of African

Americans

choice do people have but to move, to leave?

And I think that’s part of a strategic gentrification

plan being implemented by the city of

Chicago to push people of color out of the

city. The city is becoming smaller, and as it

becomes smaller, it’s become whiter."

Kennedy accusing Emanuel of leading a

“strategic gentrification plan” to rid Chicago

of blacks to make the city whiter and wealthier

— something the mayor sharply criticized and

denied, and opinion writers derided.

Kennedy’s also criticized the Democratic

establishment by contending homes in poorer

neighborhoods are over-assessed while

wealthy commercial properties get property

tax breaks, spurred by “The Tax Divide” series

by the Chicago Tribune and ProPublica

Illinois.

“This re-segregation, it’s not accidental.”

Kennedy said at the Bronzeville church event

in December. “It’s occurring because of governmental

decisions. We’re resegregating our

schools. We’re segregating our communities,

not just on race but economically as well.”

Emmanuel's office, as well as Chicago PD

Superintendent Eddie Johnson responded to

Kennedy's accusations, as nothing more than

an attempt to get ahead at the polls. Emmanuel's

spokesperson Matt McGrath also

called Kennedy's accusations "divisive" and

said he was "ignoring work being done in

neighborhoods across the city."

In Chicago where government has not address

genocide, yet the Chicago city Council

has voted in symbolic terms of Reparations for

Black once to businesses ownership of slaves

i.e. Morgan/Chase Bank, and under former

Mayor Richard Daley apologized for slavery.

But have no official position to the city wrong

doing related to genenfication or genocide.”

Emanuel has previously face criticism for

his questionable decision during his time in

office and poor handling of several high profile

matters, most notably the Chicago PD

cover up of the LaQuan McDonald not wanting

to lose his Black votes.

The South and West side is under the biggest

land grab since the end of the civil war,

largely driven by what many would say due to

the University of Chicago.

This land grab, which will establish depopulation

then re-population, is gentrification

on steroids and will affect every orifice of the

Southside. Federal census reports show Chicago

saw a significant decline in

Black residents from 2000 to 2010,

with over 175,000 Black residents

lost before Emmanuel took office in

2011. The percentage of African-

American residents was roughly.2

percent in 2010 and was reported at

29.2 percent last year, representing a

decrease of

roughly 100,000

Black residents.

Boykin said

there is a direct

correlation between

poverty

and

cri me,

which must be

addressed. He said the Austin community

is 43 percent below the poverty

line and that for the City of Chicago

that’s 80 percent of people making

less than $20,000.

Political Genocide

Starting in the 1950s, Chicago politicians

steadfastly believed that the key

to the city's economic survival was in revitalizing

the central areas surrounding the Loop

by luring white, middle- and upper-class professionals

into renovated lofts and re-built

neighborhoods. A case in the graph above

shows the decrease of Blacks and the increase

in Whites in area once known as Black communities.

Harold L. Lucas Population loss drives the

remap process and voting power.

And the Gerrymaning of the Black majority

wards of the city, such as the 2nd ward once

98% Black is now 65% White. The Black

community has lost two aldermanic seats the

2nd ward and 15th ward.

After the passing of Harold Washington, the

Black political base in Chicago has been organized

to be disorganized since that time.

Local community organizations have fought

these plans since their inception. As developers

and planners vow they have the city's best

interest at heart, those residents in the central

areas charge that they are being driven out of

their neighborhoods by new construction and

rising property taxes.

The developers continue to work with City

Hall in planning for the future of Chicago's

downtown area. Meanwhile, Black residents

and many other neighborhoods fight to keep

the dwindling number of housing units available

to those that need them, and local business

displacement.

Shanks said, “It's all designed chaos. Englewood

is dead. Once Rahm closes those high

schools for a year it is a wrap. The new school

will ONLY be accepting freshmen.”

“How leaders are portrayed in history

books, film, the news and media the charge of

genocide has been on death ear during Black

History Month.”

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