Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Latino leader appointed to Chicago Park District board

Only posted here because Ald. Lyle was opposed to this appointment made by Chicago's city council:
Aldermen today approved the appointment of a Latino leader to the Chicago Park District, another sign of the rising influence of the United Neighborhood Organization in city government.

Juan Rangel, the organization's president, was appointed to the park board by Mayor Richard Daley.  

UNO operates nine charter schools in the city, and Rangel would like to see the park district create “more synergies with schools . . . and just integrate those two institutions, because they are key,” he said.
Ald. Freddrenna Lyle, 6th, opposed Rangel’s appointment, saying she was troubled by “comments he has made on the relationship between Mexican Americans and African Americans.” Ald. Toni Preckwinkle, 4th, also took exception to some of Rangel’s prior statements.

In some of his writings, Rangel has noted differences in Latino and African American efforts to achieve equality and political power in the United States, voicing his opposition to some of the protest tactics employed by various African Americans and Latinos.

1 comment:

  1. She should be troubled, not only for his remarks on the relationship between Mexican Americans and African Americans, but also on the amount of money he makes from operating 9 charter schools here in Chicago which receive 80% of their funds from CPS, and his $280,000 salary as head of the UNO Charter schools, but yet he wants teachers to take a pay cut. Also check out these recent articles in the Chicago Reader online regarding Juan Rangel.


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