(Brown) Children of the Corn (updated)

Image from horror movie “Children of the Corn.”

July 23, 2016 – Nick Kristof’s column in the New York Times of July 16 “We’re Helping to Deport Kids to Die

Update: Sign petition urging President Obama to stop detaining children.

I like horror movies, but some, for no reason which I can discern, give me the heebie-jeebies. Stephen King‘s 1984 movie Children of the Corn was one of those. So I guess I can understand why my hometown newspaper’s editorial page was freaking out about the children of brown people from Mexico, Central and South America trying to reunite with their parents now living and working in the United States. Many of those parents used to actually grow corn, until NAFTA made it possible for US agrobusiness to dump its subsidized corn into their markets and make subsistence agriculture impossible. Continue reading

127 by kitao dai on Flickr.

Iraq 2003 April – The hospital had a shortage of electricity, medicine

Marian Wright Edelman and Geoffrey Canada announce new research on Black children

Join Marian Wright Edelman and Geoffrey Canada as they announce new research on Black children in crisis on Thursday, January 13th, 9:30 a.m. EST, at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. Register to watch the event live at www.childrensdefense.org