11 Things You Can Do On The Southside Of Chicago That Trump Doesn’t Want You To Know

I truly believe that the media has this sick fascination with the Southside of Chicago and its crime rate. Between what gets reported on the news, to Hollywood and the slew of television shows created centered on Chicago (and that film that shall remain nameless), to Donald Trump constantly referring to the city as a war zone and using Chicago to push his “Make America Great Again” narrative. Being a resident of the Southside in Chicago, let me tell you, that mess gets tiring. Though I may not be born and bred here in the city, Chicago has been my home for 5 years. In those 5 years, I have grown to appreciate the richness and culture that Chicago, particular the Southside, has to offer. 45 doesn’t want ya’ll to know about that though…nope. 45 wants ya’ll to continue to believe that we live in a hell-like atmosphere and that we’re doing nothing about it. Well, I’m here to debunk that rumor and shatter that narrative. Here are 11 things that you can do on the Southside of Chicago…some of these I do every single day!

Previously: Do We Value Black Life…or Nah?

11 Things You Can Do On The Southside Of Chicago That Trump Doesn’t Want You To Know

Got your notebook handy? Good! I suggest you jot down this list for future reference…

EAT

That’s right 45! The Southside of Chicago has some of the best cuisine you can find in the U.S. Craving a Turkey Burger? That’s-A-Burger has probably the best damn Turkey Burger I’ve ever had in my life. Seriously ya’ll…the turkey burgers at this place is the bomb.

SLEEP

Unlike a war zone, I get a good night’s rest every night and I’m not awakened by bombs, missiles, or gun shots.

DRIVE

We have paved roads that we drive, walk, & run on every single day (though they may not be the best)…don’t believe a war zone would have those? I wouldn’t know since I’ve never been in one.

DRINK

Our water is drinkable, unlike Flint’s. That’s a whoooolllleeeeee nother blog post tho

BREATHE

The air is pretty clean too! No toxic fumes to inhale over here, 45.

photo credit: @higherlearningphoto, 47th & Calumet

WORK

Because we have plenty of businesses that need employees. And the jobs don’t require a gun either.

PLAY

We DO have recreation centers and safe havens where our children can play and be safe. Hell we even have sports stadium over here. White Sox anyone?

SHOP

Since we have businesses with employees that make money…that means we are able to spend some sometimes too.

RELAX

I assume it would be pretty difficult to relax in a war zone…we have nail salons, spas, lounges and other places where we can go to get away from the carnage.

LEARN

There are not 1, not 2, but 3 college campuses on the Southside, 45…STAY WOKE!

PROTEST

Because there are plenty of community organizations here that work tirelessly to not only better our community and keep it safe but to protect us against leaders such as yourself, 45.

Fellow Southsiders (and outsiders too!)…if you think that I missed something, feel free to add to this list as you see fit. Be sure to share this blog with your networks and let’s show people that our community is thriving and very much so not a war-torn area that 45 wants you to believe. As always if you liked this post, subscribe to my blog by entering your email in the sidebar so that you can always stay updated, even on the go!

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