Week 11 Short Response.docx - Sheets 1 Keala Sheets Prof Meehan ENG 230 4 November 2018 Week 11 Short Response In the Netflix film 13th strong

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Sheets 1 Keala Sheets Prof. Meehan ENG 230 4 November 2018 Week 11 Short Response In the Netflix film, 13 th , strong assertions are made about the mass incarceration of African Americans, unique to popular movies available to the public. Claims of ongoing discrimination, the “war on drug abuse” being a sham, and the FBI having bias would typically be kept under wraps, which the producers realized from the beginning. Through graphic images that are expected to be censored, and the horror stories from first-hand accounts, the arguments made thrust truth at the audience with eye-opening spectacles. It is easy to assume that this movie would not be a pleasant experience for its viewers, especially those with certain sensitivities, but I believe that is what makes it fantastic. The message holds priority among offending others, sugar-coating, and blatantly concealing the truth. By exploiting the wrongs in society’s past and present, it dispels the power of those sins over the colored community. Revealing a wound, no matter how disgusting and painful, allows it to begin treatment and healing.

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