WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH YOUR EYESIGHT CHAUNCEY DEVEGA?
From the Indomitable Chauncey DeVega Blog: 50 PEOPLE WERE SHOT IN CHICAGO LAST WEEK (And Since None Of Them Were Shot By My Bete Noir' I Chose To Focus On 'Street Pirates Have Feelings Too')
The Chicago Tribune profiled one of the street pirates who was killed in that flurry of mayhem.
Criminals are someone's children. They usually have friends and other people who care about them. Criminals should be humanized even while their deeds are barbaric. To not understand them as 3 dimensional and full human beings risks our not being able to correct the circumstances--if possible--that spawned them.
The sociological imagination is the connection between individual experiences and wider society.
Reading the Tribune's profile of street pirate Pierre Loury is a tour de force of the ghetto underclass: a a full bibliography could easily be compiled annotating the downfall of this teenager.
THE COLONIZER'S FIELD AGENTS RESERVES THE RIGHTS TO PICK AND CHOOSE WHICH OPPRESSED PEOPLE HE WISHES TO CONNECT WITH - WHILE PRESERVING HIS COLONIZER FROM DIRECT SCRUTINY
TWO SOMALIAN MOTHERS MAKE A DIRECT PLEA TO THE "WE ARE IN THE WHITE HOUSE NEGROES" WHO HAVE PROXIMITY TO THE CENTER OF POWER INSIDE OF AMERICA TO FORCE CHANGE IN HOW THEIR FORMER COLONIZERS VALUE THEIR LIVES