Can Community-based Organizations Alleviate Political Inequality?
Sunggeun (Ethan) Park (University of Chicago), Jennifer E. Mosley (University of Chicago), Colleen M. Grogan (University of Chicago) | The results of political inequality and disenfranchisement are becoming increasingly difficult for Americans to ignore. It is not just the horrific scenes of black people, almost always from poor urban communities, being shot by police officers on video. It is also the voices of despair and anger as well as calls for justice and reform that are heard after such horrendous events occur. Street protests, the Black Lives Matter Movement, and everyday people on social media platforms have shed light on the palpable sense of political and civic isolation that exists in many urban communities.[...]