Last week, Pres. Joseph Biden took the necessary steps to end federal prison contracts with privately-owned prisons. This is step one in removing incentives to keep Black people locked up.
One of the most impactful lines in Black Panther is the most overlooked. Erik Killmonger, played by Michael B. Jordan, said, “You got all this security in here to watch me once I walked in, yet you ain’t checking what you put in your body.” Join me as I unpack some of America’s misplaced preoccupation with external defense (and punishment) versus internal improvement and investment.
“What is good?” vs. “What is legal?” in relation to the the criminal justice system and keeping/taking one’s own freedom.