America is shocked at the sight of 2500 migrant kids in cages. But behind high walls are over 50,000 American kids.This is invisible for a reason. According to Professor Cara Drinan, expert on juvenile sentencing and criminal justice reform, if the aim is “corrections,” it is not working. Kids are clearly amenable to rehabilitation, but in jail one is either aggressor or victim. Real corrections can be done at less cost by investing at the front end of problems. And on part two The Forward’s language columnist Aviya Kushner delves into the power and historic danger of words like “infest” which Trump used to describe dark skinned immigrants seeking refuge in America. He may play dumb but Trump’s wordsmiths Bannon and Miller know exactly what they’re doing. And what is meant by the calls for “civility?” What’s the history behind that?

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