JFK's nephew, Chris Kennedy, says Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has plans to move black people out of the city in a war of words between two of the Democratic Party's heavy hitters.
Kennedy, son of late U.S. Sen. Robert Kennedy and nephew of President John F Kennedy, is running for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination ahead of a March 20 primary. “I believe Rahm Emanuel is the head of the city administration and therefore needs to be held responsible for those outcomes.”
What outcomes? A gentrification plan that critics say is forcing African-Americans and other minorities out of the country’s third-largest city.
“I believe that black people are being pushed out of Chicago intentionally by a strategy that involves disinvestment in communities being implemented by the city administration,” Kennedy said.