Gun violence is only a symptom of Chicago’s bigger problem

  • September 16, 2015
  • Bethel’s chief policy & research officer, Kanu Iheukumere, recently had an Op-Ed featured in the Crain’s Chicago Business on poverty and gun violence.

    In the opnion piece, Kanu states that, “Home to nearly 2,000 gun violence victims this year, Chicago is in the grip of an epidemic afflicting poor communities: We’ve allowed the symptom—gun violence—to be mistaken for the underlying systemic problem, poverty. Poverty is the gun.”

    To read the full Op-Ed, click here.