Saturday, June 23, 2018

Donald Trump writes a new chapter in the annals of barbarism

Excerpt from Trump Wasn’t First to Separate Families, but Policy Was Still EvilNicholas Kristof,  by Nicholas Kristof.  (The New York Times, 6/20/2018)
“She fell at his feet and clung to his knees, entreating him in tones that a mother only could command to buy her baby as well as herself. … I must have been then between 5 and 6 years old. I seem to see and hear my poor weeping mother now.” 
— Josiah Henson, a slave in Maryland, in his account of his life from 1858 
“The Negroes at home are quite disconsolate but this will soon blow over. They may see their children again in time.” 
— Thomas Chaplin, a slave owner, in 1845, quoted in “Help Me to Find My People,” by Heather Andrea Williams

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Scott Walker zips his lips but not three years ago.  (6/20/2018)

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