A nominally elected local figure and representative for tenants’ rights in Building A of the Robert Taylor Homes, Ms. Bailey has a great deal of power in allocating resources for families living around her. Sudhir interviews Ms. Bailey extensively for his project, and makes the mistake of sharing information with her about tenants’ earnings, which causes Ms. Bailey to increase her unofficial “tax” on their “hustles.”
Ms. Bailey Quotes in Gang Leader for a Day
The Gang Leader for a Day quotes below are all either spoken by Ms. Bailey or refer to Ms. Bailey. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one: Note: all page and citation info for the quotes below refers to the Penguin edition of Gang Leader for a Day published in 2008.).
Chapter 5 Quotes
For now, be careful when you help the women. They’ll take advantage of you, and you won’t know what hit you. And I can’t be there to protect you.
Ms. Bailey Character Timeline in Gang Leader for a Day
The timeline below shows where the character Ms. Bailey appears in Gang Leader for a Day. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 3 – Someone to Watch Over Me
...between the BKs and the Disciples, the gang congregating near zone B. Sudhir attends, with Ms. Bailey , an official meeting with the Chicago Police soon after, and notes how members of... (full context)
Chapter 5 – Ms. Bailey’s Neighborhood
...“2/3” of the permanent residents of the projects are women. Sudhir hones back in on Ms. Bailey , “building president of the LAC (Local Advisory Council).” Although Ms. Bailey is paid (by... (full context)
Chapter 6 – The Hustler and the Hustled
...interviewing pimps and prostitutes within the buildings – the interviews are arranged by JT and Ms. Bailey , and Sudhir is surprised to hear that many pimps and prostitutes are willing to... (full context)
...realizes that he’s angered nearly everyone he normally speaks to in the homes. JT and Ms. Bailey have gone around to tenants with boarders, to people like C-Note, and to prostitutes like... (full context)
...discussion, the compromises they must make in negotiating with authority figures like the CHA and Ms. Bailey – some women, for example, have had to “let” their boyfriends or husbands sleep with... (full context)
Chapter 7 – Black and Blue
Chapter 8 – The Stay-Together Gang
...prestigious position, and Sudhir realizes that he is pulling away from people like JT and Ms. Bailey , perhaps for good. Sudhir notes that the drug trade in Robert Taylor, as buildings... (full context)