Vic Mensa and Lil Durk were among the guests in the second episode of CNN's United Shades Of America, which aired this week. The series, hosted by comedian W. Kamau Bell, aims to explore race-based subcultures with this particular episode looking at Chicago, the gang violence in the city, and what the solutions to the issue could be.
The documentary featured a roundtable conversation with Mensa and Durk speaking alongside local artists Malik Yusef, The Legendary Fya Man, Do or Die, Wild Wild Da General, and G Syl.
During a wide-ranging conversation, Mensa pointed to the lack of infrastructure in the city as being a root cause of kids running with gangs. “I think the solutions have to come down to investing in the communities. Because the schools have lost gym programs. They’ve lost music programs, because there’s no money being put into the schools," he said. "You’ve got schools in the same school district, but the black school is getting way less funding per student."
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