Hundreds of thousands of immigrants are being kept (and forced to work) in immigrant detention centers for crossing a border every year. Along with the necessary question of Who Benefits? (largely private corporations), this raises other questions: Which is the crime? Crossing a border? Or keeping immigrants captive for money? This is not new in the age of Trump. Obama (who deported more people than all other presidents of the century before him, combined) detained large numbers of families in prison setting the stage for Trump’s policies today. For more on this stage setting, check out Cruel and immoral: America must close the doors of its immigration prisons by C.C. Garcia Hernandez, https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/jun/17/family-separation-family-detention-immigration. If you would like to see stats on immigrants in detention centers check out Freedom for Immigrants site: https://www.freedomforimmigrants.org/detention-statistics/
Never Let Violence Hide Behind_____. Can you finish the sentence? I’ll begin to name a few. Behind blue lines, bedroom doors, ethnic pride, media spin, race theories, border towers, hydroelectric policies.….…
If you deport a refugee child, you throw them back into the fire — the dangerous spaces they were trying to escape. What a monstrosity.
We are a society of false imprisonment. Human beings searching for ways to live safely, contentedly with their people being locked up in bad jobs, no jobs, detention centers, prisons, forced military service and despair. What kind of society is this?
I started working on this theme after George Zimmerman got off the hook for murdering Trayvon Martin, a teenage boy who was simply walking down the street. Here, the KKK hood symbolizes race hatred in all its forms.
Walking. It’s supposed to be good for us, if we are able. Supposedly, doctors recommend 10,000 steps a day. Let’s think about this. If you take 10,000 steps and multiple it by the number of people on the planet, even factoring differences in the walking capacities, maybe working in a formula for rolling, that’s a lot of steps. Now, the important question, how many of the sum total of steps taken all around the world would be done in safety? For how many people does walking turn out to be not so good for them because while they were walking they were in the wrong skin, wrong gender, believing the wrong things, loving the wrong people, living in the wrong place?