By: Talib Williams
I saw the most disturbing thing this morning. There was a news story about a Riot that took place in a Oklahoma Federal Prison. Some reports described it as a race riot. But the story isn’t what disturbed me. What disturbed me were the comments. They began expressing concern and compassion for those incarcerated, but quickly transformed into the complete opposite. It was an accurate depiction of our indifference as a nation. The first comment actually gave me hope. I believed in our collective progress. One person wrote:
This person clearly expressed a level of informed insight. However this was immediately followed by ignorance.
The Question is, do you believe that it is OK to treat those who are incarcerated as if they were animals, or worse?