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When I Was NOT the Change I Wished to See in this World

After dropping Sage off at her dad’s last Friday, my maps app told me that driving through some of Chicago’s less-than-stellar neighborhoods was the fastest way home to my very safe, sheltered, affluent white community 25 miles north of the city.

No problem.

As I was driving north on Fullerton, I drove past an overlit viaduct and noticed “garbage” strewn throughout and an erect tent. Clearly, this was a home for the homeless.

As I drove past, I quickly assessed what I…