South Side Residents March To Protest Racism

Jim Gudas
September 07, 2019 - 12:52 pm
Anti-racism march

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CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- Hundreds of people marched through the Mount Greenwood, Morgan Park and Beverly neighborhoods on the South and Southwest Sides Saturday morning to call for an end to racism in their communities.

The marchers are upset about recent reports of white supremacist literature and racist graffiti in their neighborhoods.

Shanya Gray of the Chicago Southwest Diversity Collaborative says the marchers hope to send a strong message.

Some marchers said after years of what appeared to be increased tolerance in our nation, they’re disappointed they have to march to call attention to racism in their own communities.

Anti-racism march on South Side
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The marchers hope they can get more residents of the South and Southwest Sides to join them in their fight to end it.