Thursday, June 27, 2019
In this piece from the New Yorker, prawf Warren Binford (Willamette) discusses what she saw at the facility holding children in Clint, Texas. Here is the portion of her statement that I just cannot get out of my head:
So, in any event, the children told us that nobody’s taking care of them, so that basically the older children are trying to take care of the younger children. The guards are asking the younger children or the older children, “Who wants to take care of this little boy? Who wants to take of this little girl?” and they’ll bring in a two-year-old, a three-year-old, a four-year-old. And then the littlest kids are expected to be taken care of by the older kids, but then some of the oldest children lose interest in it, and little children get handed off to other children. And sometimes we hear about the littlest children being alone by themselves on the floor.