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New York City has a real subtle way of expressing its feelings towards its public housing inhabitants:

Public Housing Playground Jail

This snapshot was taken at a Brooklyn public housing development. Though it looks like it, the word “jail” and the jail details are not the work of a clever and/or mean-spirited sticker-er, but actually are printed directly onto the playground material, i.e. came that way from the manufacturer. I.e. these items were deliberated ordered, were received, and were erected all by people who knew they were ordering a play jail for the children of color that live in this public housing development in a part of town where police harassment is common, and police murder of locals (of color) not unheard of.

Who can name all of the things wrong with this scenario?

TRICK QUESTION! It’s impossible because there are infinity number of things wrong with it.

NYCHA (NYC Housing Authority): Just getting them poor kids of color ready for their place in society.

Via blackandbrownnews.com. H/t Cynthia.

Here’s the NYT article.

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