Complex spoke with Castro about ICE, policing, housing policy, the fight to preserve democracy in the path forward, and whether COVID-19 reframes the approach we should be taking to these areas.
The arts are instrumental avenues for healing and justice. The arts can be used to center the narratives of people at the margins of society. It provides us supplements of joy and gives us mantras to build upon a movement.
While the revolution is being televised and going viral around the world, certain demands remain of major interest to people across the country. At the crux of that lies access to land as a historic means of wealth-building, and housing as a human right that grants, among other things, voting eligibility.
The double-bind of being Black and an immigrant in working-class predominantly Black neighborhoods places you at an added risk of being churned through both the criminal and immigration court system without much of an escape route. Despite this, immigrants continue to fight for the future they believe Blacks in America deserve.