This NYT article offers provocative–and helpful thoughts–on the Loving case which outlawed miscegenation. The author concludes the court missed an opportunity to refute “the validity of race as a biological category”.
“Non nobis solum nati sunum.” (We are not born for ourselves Alone.)
Marcus Tullius Cicero
“Elections belong to the people. It’s their decision.If they decide to turn their back and burn their behind, then they will just have to sit on their blisters.”
“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.”
Last week as you may have read the Justice Department issued a memo stating that contracts with private prisons will be phased out. Federal prisons are a small percentage of the whole prison system, which is mainly under the jurisdiction of the states. But federal prisons do manage detention camps for illegal immigrants, camps that have come under much criticism for their horrendous conditions. So while the DOJ directive is a necessary first step, and is to be hailed, its impact is small, certainly not immediate, and the need for getting rid of private prisons all the more relevant.