Carol Caref taught high school mathematics in CPS for 26 years before coming to work at the Chicago Teachers Union as a researcher. She has been involved in anti-racist, anti-capitalist struggles since her teens.

Stop and Frisk in Chicago

The sight of young Black men, spread-eagled with hands on the police car, is an all too familiar one in Chicago. That’s because “stop and frisk,” usually for no lawful reason, is disproportionately concentrated in the Black community. A March 2015 American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) report found that more than 250,000 Chicagoans were stopped, but not arrested, in the summer of 2014.