Harold Washington — American Politician born on April 15, 1922, died on November 25, 1987

Harold Lee Washington was an American lawyer, politician who was elected as the 51st Mayor of Chicago in February 1983. He was the first African-American to serve as Mayor of Chicago, in office from April 29, 1983 until his death on November 25, 1987. Washington was also a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1981 to 1983 representing the Illinois first district, and also previously served in the Illinois State Senate and the Illinois House of Representatives from 1965 until 1976... (wikipedia)

Let's not be overconfident, we still have to count the votes.
That fallacy flies in the face of studies that show, every day, in every way, things are getting a little worse for America's minorities relative to the progress made by those in the top percentiles of assets and income.
Throughout American history many of our social gains and much of our progress toward democracy were made possible by the active intervention of the federal government.
Business as usual will not be accepted by any part of this city.
The third fallacy is that affirmative action doesn't work.

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