"It's not over. When you are a minority and live in a poor neighborhood, you live under violence and trauma. But if we succeed at our mission and you actually live in peace, then the neighborhood experiences gentrification. We then push you out. In the last 10 years, 200,000 African Americans left Chicago. 200,000. It's a significant number. We're closing down the schools. We're eliminating the civil things that help build our young people. Our young people are left with almost with no option, rather frustration and pain. We're designing these pressures that are unbearable and I'm here just as a witness."
-Teny Gross, #BIF2017