“You take a look at the numbers in Chicago. There are two Chicagos, as you already know. There’s one Chicago that is credible, luxurious and … protected. There’s one other Chicago that is worse than virtually any of the locations within the Center East that we speak about and that you simply speak about each night time on the newscasts,” President Donald Trump said.
The thought of two Chicagos is not a brand new one, and it speaks on to the totally different experiences of Chicagoans, notably the town’s black and white residents.
That is the place Chicago sees nearly all of its violent crime. Greater than 760 individuals have been murdered in Chicago in 2016 — the very best quantity in many years.
However two Chicagos does not simply discuss with the place residents reside or the place violence is occurring. It additionally consists of financial alternative.
Fifty-six % of black Chicagoans are employed in comparison with eighty three % of whites. And knowledge from the Brookings Establishment exhibits that the revenue hole between black and white residents is rising.
Trump cannot cease speaking about Chicago’s violence, and earlier in February, he signed an government order directing his lawyer common to create a activity drive to scale back America’s violent crime. Trump hasn’t stated precisely how he plans to assist these communities coping with excessive crime.