I was going to post about something else.
But I read In a tiny town just outside Joplin, a landmark adoption case tests the limits of inalienable human rights in the Riverfront Times and…well, I’m going to focus on something else today.
I’m a news junkie. I cruise through masses of stories each day. And I’ll confess that I often take the news for granted…just assume it is going to be there…and tend to forget the work that goes into researching and writing a story.
But my friends at the Riverfront Times have a habit of covering the stories other outlets take a pass on…
…and reminding this news junkie that the "news" can still stun me.
I highly recommend that y’all read this story…share it.
By the time I finished reading it I was shaking.
I just wanted to share it…didn’t want y’all to miss it the way I feel I missed it even though this case happened and is happening in my home state of Missouri.
But for coverage…but for the news…but for questions and focus and editorial decisions, so many things would happen without us even knowing about them.
And immigration policy debates would remain political theatre even as the application of immigration policy rips families apart...
...in the dark, behind closed doors, harsh and ugly and efficient and painful and oh so fucking often that it takes your breath away...leaves you shaking, quaking, and rocked to the core.
***a fluff of the Afro to the RFT and writer John H. Tucker***