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KTF Weekly Newsletter
This week, Trump declared his third run for the Presidency attempting to yet again turn every camera and eyeball towards him. But in the Kingdom of God, Our Father’s gaze is firmly on the margins. So with our highlights this week, as with our anthology and all that we strive to do at KTF Press, we will center and elevate marginalized voices. This is a great one to forward, and just a reminder that you can click here for a free month!
And now, this week's highlights!
This thread by political anthropologist and physician Eric Reinhart lays out succinctly what Black communities and scholars have been saying for years: the carceral system in the United States is not only driven by racism, but it is also counterproductive and deadly. Mass incarceration actually contributes to crime rates rather than reducing them, provides a breeding ground for infectious diseases, and punishes rather than providing for the needs of the most vulnerable. As Reinart argues, US jails and prisons function as “irrational substitutes for adequate healthcare & social welfare systems.” For those who view prison abolition as a naïve pipe dream at best and dangerous at worst, the resources and arguments here provide a powerful rebuke and rebuttal.