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CBS News Chicago | April 18, 2023

A groundbreaking study out of UIC's Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy finds that Chicagoland Arab American communities face widespread racism and a lack of support and resources from government agencies. Co-author Dr. Nadine Naber of “Beyond Erasure and Profiling: Cultivating Strong and Vibrant Arab American Communities in Chicagoland” joins the stream to talk about the findings with our Brad Edwards.

State rep wants to talk about race, face masks and why a cop stopped him outside a South Loop store

Chicago Sun-Times | May 6, 2020

From the article: "State Rep. Kam Buckner wants to spark public conversation about why a Chicago police officer stopped him outside a big-box store Sunday in the South Loop and asked for a receipt for the items in his cart, as well as an ID.

There’s a long history in Chicago of racial disparities and how people experience the police,” says Amanda Lewis, director of the Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy at the University of Illinois at Chicago. And the class dimensions of being a politician and lawyer, those aren’t protective. What matters the most as the kind of signifier in that moment is your race, and the consequences can be really dangerous.”

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