[Gifset: Laverne Cox speaking on prisons, she says
“There’s a story whee a warden of a prison wanted to discontinue the use of orange jumpsuits.
He said because of Orange is the New Black, prisoners have been humanized too much. So the orange created empathy
He wanted to go back to prison stripes, so we can dehumanize prisoners. And I was like…
Just because someone has committed a crime, it does not mean that they are no longer a human being.
We also understand that there are some people who are in prison who are in prison not because they have committed a crime, but because they have been racially profiled
Or maybe because they’re an addict. People are in jail for all sorts of reasons
We should be looking at that and we shouldn’t be dehumanizing these folks”]
real talk though.
I love Laverne Cox!