New Spike Lee film 'Chiraq' sparks conversation about the term

April 14, 2015 3:12 PM

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Reports that filmmaker Spike Lee is planning to shoot a feature movie in Chicago called "Chiraq" ruined Aaron Pierce's mood last week.

"I'm just really concerned about using that name," said Pierce, a Chicago rapper who started an "Anti-Chiraq" social media campaign and also runs a mentoring program for public school students. "That name does not really give us a positive look. That name belittles our city and I feel like it dehuma...

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