Bradwell 5th-graders sound off – Chicago isn’t Chiraq

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In August, the fifth-graders in Linsey Rose’s class at Bradwell School of Excellence wrote a letter to the Chicago Tribune defending their South Shore neighborhood.

The students wanted to sound off on the idea that violence has transformed Chicago into Chiraq, the oft-used term that oversimplifies and under-represents the realities of Chicago. Here are their thoughts in their own words:

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