It was the whips

Images of white men on horseback as U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents as they chased down Haitian asylum seekers on horseback and whipped them.

Seeing whips in the hands of federal agents, used against poor Black folks, affected me in a visceral way.
How quickly we went from “Refugees are welcome here,” to this. This week the world was rocked by these photos out of my home state of Texas, showing U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents as they chased down Haitian asylum seekers on horseback.