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It is only by confronting the past that we can end the perpetuation of these crimes in other forms.
Whiteness is a dangerous concept. It is not about skin color. It is not even about race. It is about the willful blindness used to justify white supremacy.
Without us the prisons, which are slave empires, cannot function. Prisons, at the same time, charge us a variety of fees, such as for our identification cards or wrist bracelets, and [impose] numerous fines, especially for possession of contraband. They charge us high phone and commissary prices. Prisons each year are taking larger and larger sums of money from the inmates and their families. The state gets from us millions of dollars in free labor and then imposes fees and fines. You have brothers that work in kitchens 12 to 15 hours a day and have done this for years and have never been paid.”
Uploaded by arnove on Jan 28, 2008 Poet Alice Walker reads the 1851 speech of abolitionist Sojourner Truth. Part of a reading from Voices of a People’s History of the United States (Howard Zinn and Anthony Arnove,) November 11, 2006 in Berkeley, California. Join Us! Subscribe to WAMMToday from our blog website and “Follow” us. riseuptimes.wordpress.com. WAMMToday is […]