... we are talking about foreclosures, about torture, about police brutality, as if these are new phenomenon and not the legally and intentionally accepted way of life in this country - from the very beginning, when the first white European set foot on this land.
We talk about Guantanamo, as we should, but how about the 25,000 to 80,000 prisoners held in solitary confinement in the u.s.? How about the U.S. Prison Industrial Complex has been enslaving black and brown people and poor white people since the 1800's, when overt slavery was allegedly 'outlawed'.
I can't stand us talking about torturing as if it is a new phenomena that started w/Bush and this recent war/invasion against Afghanistan/9/11... or about foreclosures, no health care, etc.etc.etc. as if this is something new in our country, when in reality it is newly hitting white people who thought they were immune, who thought it was okay, acceptable, even what 'those' people deserved, as long as it was happening to black and brown people... grrrr