Douglass: Now,ʺ said he, ʺif you teach that nigger how to read, there would be no keeping him. It would forever unfit him to be a slave.ʺ These words sank deep into my heart, stirred up sentiments within that lay slumbering, and called into existence an entirely new train of thought.
prison industrial complex
And so I’ve learned that wherever I am, whatever I happen to be doing at the moment, I have to fulfill that commitment that has informed my life. ~Angela Davis
It’s sad really, and ultimately dangerous. A loveless society can only create more of the same, no?
They were going to jail. That was the solution, you see. The end of the road. You do the crime, you do the time, and all that. But I felt, in a word, unsatisfied with that outcome.