Yeppers! This move is not being well-received:
Opponents Call Rahm Emanuel Chicago School Closing Plan 'Racist’
by Wynton Hall
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s decision to close 53 public schools and 61 buildings in largely minority neighborhoods to help close a $1 billion budget shortfall has some opponents calling the Emanuel plan “racist.”
“[Emanuel] says that he wants to turn around the city of Chicago, make a new Chicago. Does that new Chicago mean no black folks?” said co-founder of the Lawndale Alliance Valerie Leonard. “Where are people going to go? They’re not going to stay around in the community if there are no schools!”
Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis, who calls Emanuel’s cost-cutting school consolidation plan “racist,” says the mayor has earned a new nickname. “He is the murder mayor,” said Lewis. “Look at the murder rate in this city. He’s murdering schools, he’s murdering good jobs. He’s murdering housing. I don’t know what else to call him. He’s the murder mayor.”
I have to confess more than a little schadenfreude at the Race Card being played on Mayor Rahm! And by the teacher’s union! Well, guess what? The racialists among blacks and the teacher’s union made their own bed! Now it’s time to lie in it! "A pox o’ (all) their house(s)!