West Humboldt Park is full of architectural treasures like this building on West North Avenue.

Our neighborhood pick: West Humboldt Park

West Humboldt Park is a working class community with a rich Puerto Rican heritage — although demographics are shifting as gentrification creeps westward. Take a walk through the neighborhood and you will find a thriving arts community, residents who are engaged in anti-violence efforts and longtime business owners who hope things don’t change too much.

Ian Haney- López, a constitutional law scholar, discusses his new book, “Dog Whistle Politics,” at the University of Chicago in November 2014.

Talking in codes

Ian Haney-López, a professor at the University of California at Berkeley and a leading scholar of critical race theory, talks with Editor and Publisher Susan Smith Richardson about his new book, “Dog Whistle Politics: How Coded Racial Appeals Have Reinvented Racism and Wrecked the Middle Class.”