Orange is the New Black Gets Real

Studly Doright and I both became a little emotional last evening watching an episode of Orange is the New Black. We’re currently on season seven, and the United States’ horrendous immigration policy is front and center.

We were both doing okay until a scene in which two young children were in front of a judge who asked them if they had a lawyer. “What’s a lawyer?” the older of the two asked.

I lost it. I looked over and Studly looked kind of shaken, too. He’s not nearly the “bleeding heart liberal” that I am. I told him that this stuff’s actually happening. Real children are representing themselves in court, often with heartbreaking results.

We’ve been watching several episodes each evening, but neither of us could take any more after this particular episode. I think about these children in detention facilities. They’re missing their families. Many have no idea why they’re in detention to begin with. When did the U.S. lose its moral compass? Maybe we never had one.

Peace, and Justice people.

Author: nananoyz

I'm a semi-retired crazy person with one husband and two cats.

10 thoughts on “Orange is the New Black Gets Real”

  1. Don’t equate The Senate and the President as ” America”…….even the House has let the issue fall to the side …..Mitch McConnell is sitting on over 400 bills passed by the House, some with Senate support, that he will not even present to be voted on……this is the most corrupt combination of Congress and President that we have ever had….but it is not America….it is a poor design and poor timing where the assholes all lined up

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  2. I was so sickened watching it too. I’ve seen real footage of children in custody too and it’s heartbreaking. How thick do those in charge have to be to think honestly that a child can help himself in court??? I’ve seen footage where they try to reunite a child with their mother and the child, so betrayed and traumatised, refuses to go to his mother, who is weeping heartbroken tears. It just rips you apart. How can they do this in the supposedly most powerful nation in the world??

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