HIV Criminalization: Black Radicalism and Anti-Carceral Organizing as Hiv Prevention and Treatment



One might have hoped that, by this hour, the very sight of chains on black flesh, or the very sight of chains, would be so intolerable a sight for the American people, and so unbearable a memory, that they would themselves spontaneously rise up and strike off the manacles. But, no, they appear to glory in their chains; now, more than ever, they appear to measure their safety in chains and corpses.” James Baldwin, “An Open Letter to My Sister, Miss Angela Davis” (New York Review of Books, 1971)