Jun 08, 2020 |
No Space to Breathe| The Rev. Joyce Keeshin
No Space to Breathe
"'I can't breathe' is surely uttered futilely in our overcrowded prisons, where African Americans make up such an overwhelming share of the population. How can we have any semblance of justice when a large percentage of our population is treated unjustly? Has no space to breathe, within or outside of prison walls. No space to build a future. No space to hope for what is good. Our prison tragedy has deepened immeasurably with the arrival of COVID-19. Now what was lack of breath due to overcrowding and oppression is literally living in a soup of respiratory virus that takes breath away, takes life away."