Dealing With ‘Other People’s Children’

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From an early age, Ashley Nellis recognized the social stratification in Chicago, her hometown.

She had a privileged childhood, growing up in the 1980s in a big house in Lincoln Park, with a blue-chip education at The Latin School, and years of top-flight ballet training.

And yet she was keenly aware of the destitution of those living at Cabrini Green, the vast housing project less than a mile from her home.

"We would drive home from ballet in . . .

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