For Chicago mayor, a race against race

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February 14, 2011
by Steve Chapman  
Posted in Commentary

"In the 1960s, amid the civil rights movement, Atlanta called itself 'the city too busy to hate.' Chicago was not too busy to hate. But this year's mayoral race has been a picture of racial calm. In fact, in the latest Tribune/WGN poll, the city's blacks and whites are in accord on one thing: the wisdom of electing Rahm Emanuel. With a big lead in the poll, Emanuel now commands nearly as much support among African-Americans (48 percent) as among whites (55 percent). It was not clear at the outset that things would go this way." (02/14/11)  

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