Greek austerity? Eurozone collapse? What’s this got to do with the financial slog so many communities of color are still facing in the U.S.? For starters, it could make things a lot harder, soon. Imara Jones offers a primer–and preventive steps.
No savvy politician would highlight the widening gulf between poor people on one side and the elites seeking their votes on the other. Instead, from South Carolina to France, they focus on the traditional dividing line between Us and Them: the border.
Displaced war and poverty, fleeing abuse and violence, or just trying to find their parents, youth who get ensnared at U.S. and European border crossings often face bleak conditions, say human rights monitors.