Huffington Post: Illinois State Senator Ricky Hendon Steps Down After 18 Years
It is the "Black community" that is being "stabbed in the back" and its own finger prints are on the knife which has slashed the body.
Once again - notice that HuffPo "reports" but does not "analyze" when it comes to discussing the "innards" of the Black community.
So tell me again why State Senator Ricky Hendon resigned his office? He represents District 5 on Chicago's infamous "Southside".
- Because the schools that the political machine that he is attached to are failing to educate Black children?
- Because the environment in certain parts of his district are as deadly as the "Post-Confederate South" for the Black people living within?
State Senator Hendon says that the recent poor showing of candidate Carol Moseley Braun was a "Black political disaster"!!!
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Mapping For Justice - Overview Of "Failing Schools In District 5"
Mapping for Justice:
In this first map, we see that Illinois State Representative District 5 (currently represented by Ken Dunkin) is a narrow strip that stretches from the Near North Cabrini-Green area, South to past 63rd Street. The far North and most of the Southern part of the district have neighborhoods of high poverty.
Predictably, the pockets of high-poverty are littered with "failing schools," and consistent with other maps we’ve made, there are far too few tutor/mentor programs helping kids whose scholastic performance indicate a need additional help.
How can our maps help coordinate efforts to fix this?
Well, similar to the situation we looked at with Mt. Sinai Hospital in Lawndale, hospital leaders at Provident Hospital of Cook County can perhaps work with Representative Dunkin to create strategies that support new and existing programs in their community.
When Will HuffPo Proclaim That The Establishment Machine That Presides Over Chicago Is The "Establishment Machine That Presides Over Chicago" And Thus Must Be Held Accountable For The Outcomes That Transpire On Its Watch - PER The Popular Vote Of The People Who Put Them Into Office?
The best way to receive forbearance from attack because of the results that are delivered on your watch is to project a "Struggle Disposition". When an elected political official enacts this stance he functionally walks down off of the panel at the public forum where the official legislative body is assembled and leads the rank & file on a protest march AGAINST the body within which he is empaneled.
With this brilliant move, which requires complicity from his constituents, the people are made to accept that "their present fate" is due to the fact that the opposition forces on the panel have refused to implement the policies that this rank & file believe will transform them. Thus we move from "inspecting the veracity of their assumptions as expressed through these POLICIES" over to an INDICTMENT of those who stand against them and the policies that they bring forth.
I have to admit -for the establishment who seeks power more than they intent to make a fix - this is a brilliant strategy. As long as the people see them as "fighting for them" - they are not going to force the machine to prove its worth.
Add to this the fact that neither HuffPo or Black journalists like "Eugene and Earl" are never going to inspect the establishment as a means of validating their worth in mitigating the problems and thus we are left with the conditions that remain in Chicago and other "Mission Accomplished Cities" but the machine remains entrenched, regardless of the outcomes.