Camille Landry

Nobody’s child: victims of the U.S. child welfare system

How racism, classism and injustice intersect with poverty and lack of an adequate social safety net to violate children’s and families’ rights By Camille Landry (National Co-Coordinator) The U.S. child welfare system is broken. It violates human rights of the children it claims to serve. It intersects with racism, classism, injustice, poverty, a deeply flawed…

The color of Covid: racial inequities in the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic 

“When white folks catch a cold, Black folks get pneumonia.” (My grandfather, George Robinson, Sr.) By Camille Landry (National Co-Coordinator) What color is Covid? Many people would say red and blue, citing the familiar graphic of a fuzzy red globe with blue spikes. Others might say that Covid has no color. But the Covid pandemic…

PATRIARCHY IS A M*THERF*CKER: the criminalization of pregnancy is a miscarriage of justice

By Camille Landry (National Co-Coordinator) *Updated May 4, 2022 The United States of America is a nation – the only nation – that was founded on principles of genocide, racism, hatred, and misogyny. Despite limited actions to recognize the basic human rights of Indigenous, Black, Brown, female and LGBTQiA people, this nation persists in denying…

Crueler but still not unusual: the U.S. death penalty

By Camille Landry (National Co-Coordinator) Volumes have been written about it. Hundreds of thousands of people have protested it, written to their legislators and congress members, prayed about it, sung about it, and hoped that it would end. It has been condemned as inhumane, ineffective, racist, cruel, antiquated, vengeful and just plain wrong by individuals…

Cruel but not unusual: the economics and inherent racism of mass incarceration

By Camille Landry (National Co-Coordinator) Mass incarceration in the United States is a crime against humanity. It disproportionately ruins the lives of Black, Brown and Indigenous people. It wastes human potential. It destabilizes neighborhoods and destroys communities. We all pay dearly for it, in human as well as economic terms. Both at its roots and…

Black America and white supremacy: race as a factor in human rights abuses

By Camille Landry (National Co-Coordinator) Introduction The United States is a contradiction. From the stirring words of the Declaration of Independence and the Preamble to the Constitution to the Statue of Liberty beckoning the “huddled masses yearning to breathe free,” the U.S. trumpets to the world – and does not hesitate to export at gunpoint…