How quickly can the COVID-19 crackdown turn into cracking the whip on Black and brown bodies?
Some lives are expendable for a bottom line and a lifetime of imprisonment by the state. Funny how that works along racial lines.
RCMP officers are pictured blocking off Wellington Street during a Wet’suwet’en solidarity protest in downtown Ottawa on Feb. 24. The surveillance of Black and Indigenous bodies to reinforce the denial of right to assembly by the state is nothing new, writes Erica Ifill. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade