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  • Critical Condition

    This investigation shows that the quality of care received by black seniors' is lower than that of white seniors. Illinois has the highest number of poorly rated black nursing homes in the U.S. Chicago's nursing homes that serve predominantly white seniors were all rated excellent by the federal government whereas none of those serving mostly blacks received that rating. Poverty was not linked to these low rankings. In the new analysis, they found significant racial disparities throughout the country between majority-black and majority-white homes.
  • Juries and Justice

    In a two-part series the Chicago Reporter examines "the racial composition of juries in Cook County, and how the racial make-up of juries might affect their verdicts." The first part reveals that whites and suburbanites are selected to serve on juries in numbers disproportinately high, according to demographic analysis of the county's population. The major finding in the second part is that all-white juries more often reached guilty verdicts for black defendants than juries that included at least three people from mostly black neighborhoods.