We Don’t Teach American History

John Gruber on the immigration jail horrors:

These conditions would be deplorable anywhere in the world, but to have this going on in the United States of America is just astounding.

How the South reconstituted slavery as prison labor:

Some American camps were far deadlier than Stalin’s: In South Carolina, the death rate of convicts leased to the Greenwood and Augusta Railroad averaged 45 percent a year from 1877–79.

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I’m really glad Gruber brought our current criminal treatment of immigrants to his audience. But it is sadly not astounding that those crimes are happening in our country and in our name.