Letter from Chicago|FEBRUARY 29, 2016 ISSUE

A militant white priest fights for his black parishioners on the South Side.


New.Yorker Evan.Osnos Father.Mike 02.29.2016 photo.christaan.felber

...For forty years, Pfleger has worked and lived at the Faith Community of St. Sabina, Chicago’s largest African-American Catholic church. His neighborhood, Auburn-Gresham, is ninety-eight per cent black. Pfleger is white. At sixty-six, he has heavy eyes and side-swept brown hair that has not changed much in color or style since the Johnson Administration. “It’s easier to get a gun in my neighborhood than it is a computer,” ...

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