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WATCH: DePaul students protest Charles Murray event

Charles Murray watched from the windows of Coutelyou Commons, as a crowd emerged protesting his speech at DePaul University. Murray called the scene of nearly 100 students stirring in the November rain a devotion to opinions.

The DePaul College Republicans invited the Libertarian to campus, where Murray discussed upper class and identity politics. But the event was met with opposition by many who call Murray a white supremacist.

“Black lives matter. I’m not trying to have some racist come in here to my school that I pay $50,000 a year to go say that I am lesser than a white man for some fake science facts,” said DePaul student Fae Robertson. Continue reading WATCH: DePaul students protest Charles Murray event

African-Americans flee Chicago amid violence

For many, summer brings barbecues, vacations and memories to warm up the frivolous winter months that lay ahead.

But summer means something different to Chicago residents.

August brought the most violent month in over 20 years, and big weekends like Labor Day and the Fourth of July mean 120 shot and many wounded. The violence, which is prevalent in African-American communities on the South and West sides, is just one explanation as to why 180,000 African-Americans left the city from 2000-2010, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

“We cannot afford to lose another generation to the gangs and to the streets and to the guns and to the violence,” said Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel at a press conference on Thursday.

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