5 page essay.docx - 1 Derrick Estabrook AMH2020 188751 US History October 4 2019 Dr Yakita Burns Bibliography 13th Documentary A documentary film that

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1 Derrick Estabrook AMH2020 188751 US History October 4, 2019 Dr. Yakita Burns Bibliography 13 th Documentary A documentary film that was well designed to inform the American public of the loophole to slavery that the 13 th amendment has established and the government abuses to keep blacks as slaves and that is through the prison system. It shows statistics of prison numbers from 1970s to 2016, media reports of racism of law enforcement and bills that have passed, even videos of violence to blacks on social media have been used as evidence. Ava DuVernay. 13 th Produced by Forward Movement and Kandoo Films (2016) Twenty-five percent of the world’s population are locked up in the “freest” country in the world and that is our home, America. About seven percent of the U.S. population is locked up in our prison systems. Most of these prisoners are blacks that are charged with the pettiest crime. Out of the black population about forty percent are locked away behind bars. The reason why so many blacks are locked up in prisons is because of what our ancestors have set into motion so many years ago keeping slavery alive but hidden away by what the government and corporations. Our ancestors have created the 13 th amendment claiming to free the slaves and grant them rights, but with a loophole which is through the prison system. The 13 th amendment states that slavery is illegal except by punishment under a crime. Most of these black inmates are in prison to serve as workers to do government and business’ bidding. Slavery back in the day
2 was an economic system and now slavery has turned into criminalization and is being used as an economic profit. Prison systems around the U.S. have been until 1990s they have been privatized by the corporations to further slavery on a hidden level. Prison populations have been increasing ever since the 13 th amendment was ratified. Discrimination and pure racism have been on a rise with the creation of the hidden empire the Ku Klux Klan. These members have lynched, beaten blacks, and convinced the public that all blacks are dirty, rotten criminals through the “Birth of a Nation” and the era of Jim Crow. With these myths of black criminology putting a bad reputation on blacks, makes it very difficult for the free black man to believe that he is free. The black man cannot even vote without getting a poll tax or a literacy test to pass, if not he cannot vote. We go

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