Please stop calling it Chiraq


I was born here, my father came here from Italy in the 50s, Im a proud 1st generation American, and I’m a proud of the City I grew up in. Its not how it used to be, but nothing ever is. Gang violence need to be labeled for what it is, and not be associated with any sort of Global dispute, or areas in consistent states of religious bloodshed.


Chicago is in no way shape or form Iraq or [Insert 3rd World Country here]. I can see the educated half of the world laughing their asses off at what people are trying to perceive as a war zone, where as if you put the people from those war zones in Chicago, they would think themselves on vacation.
Words are powerful things, we need to check ourselves every so often of the power that’s behind them.