With the deaths of six migrant children in U.S. custody–and hundreds more children still separated from their parents–when will cruel immigration policies bear any responsibility for cruel outcomes?
And as DC and cities around the United States launch celebrations of the poet of democracy, Walt Whitman, we speak to one historian about new bodies of scholarship on Whitman’s real legacy on human rights.
Voices: Gerald Horne, Lavelle Porter, Ofelia Calderon
Photo: Family photo of Carlos Gregorio Hernández Vásquez, who died in the custody U.S. border authorities.
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