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Should Minority Contractors get a predetermined share of Chicago CityFavoritism abounds children from kindergarten through college have atone point or another claimed they were discriminated against by parents orteachers because They like the other kid better Adults also claim that theyare discriminated against because He sucks up to the boss or she only gotthe raise because I will not tolerate the bosss invitations to dinner These are allexcuses people use to try to find a comfortable answer as to why they did notreceive a specific award These examples definitely apply to the ordealconcerning the distribution of city contracts to minorities I believe that ALL ofChicagos public construction contracts should be awarded out of merit by acommittee of Aldermen comprising whites blacks and all other ethnicitiesWhichever construction company has the best deal quickest completion dateor does the best work should receive the contract s for the construction of aIt seems that corruption is a serious problem in minorities getting a pieceof the citys contracts On December 30th of last year the Chicago Tribune printed an article which showed that Mayor Daley has been favoring twoconstruction firms which are owned by the Duff family One of these firms WindyCity Maintenance is allegedly owned by a female member of the Duff family The other firm Remedial Environmental Manpower is allegedly run by a blackman with links to the Duff family From this articles information it seems that the Duff family appears tohave a number of construction companies owned by its family members whatmost people do not know who the Mr Duff and his family are and why theyhave been awarded these contracts The Duff family is known to have ties withorganized crime as well as being actively involved with functions related toMayor Daley Tribune July 14 The Duff family has provided more than30000 to the Mayors coffers as well as hosting fund-raisers for the Mayor ofwhich he attended one last February Tribune July 14
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