txdude45 wrote:TaipeiMort wrote:An African grad student was murdered blocks south of the law school, but he didn't know he was wearing gang colors.
I didn't know this was a thing. They don't ask questions, just kill people? Damn. It seams like OP may have a point then about black dudes being more at risk, but idk.
~75% of the murder victims are black. And the strong majority of those are males.
Hyde Park is a nice area and UChicago is a safe school / area, but I do understand why a parent would be worried about their black male child attending.
That being said, I don't think I could pass up an opportunity to study at a school like that. I would just live in their little protective bubble and be selective in where / when I ventured out.