In authoritarian societies, where education is viewed as a threat, it is imperative to teach students to think dangerously and to develop a vision of society that connects private troubles to broader public issues. The fight for the rights of educators and education is central to politics because without a formative culture of questioning by informed citizens, we lose the foundation for a working democracy.
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Marc Lamont Hill discusses the failures of public housing policy, the connection between neoliberalism and the plea bargain system, and anti-Black violence committed by both the state and individuals in the US. These issues comprise the disposability politics characterizing our era, as Hill's book outlines.
On June 14, 33 women who have been detained and incarcerated by ICE in California's Adelanto Detention Facility launched a hunger strike. They were protesting the poor conditions at the facility as well as the policies that were keeping them away from their children and loved ones. The facility is the largest private immigration detention facility in the US.