Behind the numbers with the director of a study that finds 47% of Chicago’s young black men unemployed and not in school

Roe Conn

Johnathan Allen, 24, left, David Elam, 25, and Antonio Monix, 23, right, testify during a hearing on youth unemployment hosted by the Chicago Urban League (Zbigniew Bzdak / Chicago Tribune)

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Teresa Córdova is the Director of UIC’s Great Cities Institute, which just released a study that finds 47% of young black men in Chicago don’t have a job or attend school, a statistic that is more than 10 percentage points higher that rest of the country. Teresa joins Roe Conn and Anna Davlantes to discuss the findings of the study and what is the cause.

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