Prisons do no disappear social problems, they disappear human beings. Homelessness, unemployment, drug addiction, mental illness, and illiteracy are only a few of the problems that disappear from public view when the human beings contending with them are relegated to cages.
In their unrestrained eagerness to posess, the oppressors develop the conviction that it is possible for them to transform everything into objects of personal power; hence their strictly materialistic concept of existence…. For them, to be is to have and to be the class of “haves.” As beneficiaries of a situation of oppression, the oppressors cannot perceive that if having is a condition of being, it is a necessary condition for all men. This is why their generosity is false. Humanity is a “thing,” and they possess it as an exclusive right, as an inherited property.
Labour cannot emancipate itself in the white skin where in the black it is branded.