May Their Memories Be a Blessing: The Importance of #NeverAgain

This week Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez referred to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) detention centers as concentration camps. Concentration camps are defined as a place where large numbers of people (such as prisoners of war, political prisoners, refugees, or the members of an ethnic or religious minority) are detained or confined under armed guard according to Merriam-Webster. Or as Andrea Pitzer says, the woman who literally wrote the book on concentration camps “We have what I would call a concentration camp system,” Pitzer says, “and the definition of that in my book is, mass detention of civilians without trial.”

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