The Public Interest

Report from Chicago: a program that works

J. S. Fuerst

Spring 1976

AMERICA’S cities are becoming battlefields and no man’s lands because of the problems of race and education. Legislatures and courts are increasingly preoccupied with civil rights, busing, and tax and budgetary problems as more middle-income families move out of the city, while the poor remain. Combinations of racial minorities are beginning to dominate large urban areas, with enormous political and economic consequences. For the foreseeable future, there seems no way to alter this trend toward limited de facto apartheid.

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