Blacks and the Chicago Mayor’s Race Rahm Emanuel Versus The “Willie Lynch” Syndrome


Not since Eugene Sawyer succeeded the late Harold Washington has there been an African American Mayor of Chicago. The announcement by Mayor Richard M. Daly that he will not seek re-election after two decades in office would seem to open the doors for a well-positioned Black candidate to recapture the keys to City Hall. Though Rahm Emanuel, former Chief-of -Staff for President Obama, is seen as the front-runner, it would appear that an African American led progressive coalition, like the one which was forged to elect Harold Washington could be successful. (Read more)

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