Chicago faces aftermath of a bloody summer

Mother’s love: Tonya Burch holds a photo last month of her son Deontae Smith, who was killed in Chicago. Getty Images

Mother’s love: Tonya Burch holds a photo last month of her son Deontae Smith, who was killed in Chicago. Getty Images

A Financial Times article on Chicago’s violence and issues of inequality and poverty cites findings from a January 2016 UIC Great Cities Institute report on youth joblessness in Chicago.

Research from the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Great Cities Institute published this year showed that 40 per cent of African Americans aged between 20 and 24 were either out of work or out of school, compared with 18 per cent for the Latino population and 6.3 per cent for whites in 2014. The rate was higher in Chicago then elsewhere in the US, where the average for blacks was 28 per cent.

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