I recently listened to an episode of a podcast called Activist Class, where they interviewed one of my heroes, Nikkita Oliver. Nikkita talks about the new youth jail in Seattle. She points out that it was designed to be the nicest public building that kids of color might access. What if we invested in communities, rather than paying any price to “solve” their problems?
While I’m buried under COVID-19 response, I thought I would share. Here’s my favorite quote from her:
“Why not write our policies based on the world that we would want to see, as opposed to the world that we’re afraid of?”
Please check it out!