Tearing Families Apart

People think that one of the worst aspects of chattel slavery in the USA and its colonial antecedents was how the slave owners tore apart families, sometimes wrenching children from their parents’ arms and separating family members forever. What could be more horrible?

Yet, quite recently, the Trump administration deliberately undertook to tear children from their parents’ arms as a means of terrorizing would-be migrants to the USA. And only a few of us even bothered to take note of this atrocity, much less to denounce with all our might those who carried out these monstrous actions.