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Letter: Country club redevelopment project an example of environmental racism

Environmental racism is a problem across the country, but the Southland of Chicago is facing its devastating consequences. When zoomed in on the demographics of Cook County, according to the Statistical Atlas, it is clear that the majority of people of color live within the Chicago’s South and West sides and the South Suburbs. The further north you go, the whiter it gets. 

This same map shows the income disparity as well. The further north you go, the richer the families get. It’s no wonder that Diversified Partners wants to place its distribution center in the . . .

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