SPOLIGHT: Star Parker on The Root of Chicago’s Poverty and Violence

Written by David E. Smith

This week on Illinois Family Spotlight we welcome Star Parker, founder and president of the Center for Urban Renewal and Education (CURE), a policy institute based in Washington, D.C. that promotes market-based solutions to fight poverty.

IFI’s own Monte Larrick sat down with Ms. Parker while she was attending a recent summit on violence and poverty with pastors and community leaders in Chicago. Their conversation delves into the root cause of the violence and poverty that is destroying urban communities: breakdown of the family; lack of paternal influence; the perpetual welfare state mentality of big government; excessive taxation and regulation that suppress economic development and growth in black neighborhoods and communities, and much more.

Ms. Parker also discusses the opportunities churches have to successfully compete with government schools; why anti-abortion is a more precise term than pro-life; the implications and vital importance of the 2018 election, and how to reverse the leadership deficit in Chicago.

For more information about the mission and work of the Center for Urban Renewal and Education, go to https://www.urbancure.org or visit @UrbanCURE on Facebook and Twitter.