"At the first convention of Communities Organized for Public Service (COPS) in 1974, Fernando Rodriguez Jr. introduced a resolution to open a community college on the West Side or South Side. BerriozÃ¡bal remembers the idea of such a college was a hard sell for local officials.
'If we have insensitivity now, just imagine the insensitivity back in the 1960s and '70s when we wanted a college in that area,' she said."
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