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13 th Reflection Questions 1. How did you feel after viewing 13 th ? Did you feel helpless, inspired, stirred to action, or a combination of all three? 2. The documentary emphasizes the current crisis of mass incarceration and its ties to our country’s legacy and history of slavery by showing how slavery shifted to convict leasing, to Jim Crow segregation, to the war on drugs. As Angela Davis stated in the film, “Historically, when one looks at efforts to create reforms, they inevitable lead to more repression.” What are ways you can end this cycle? What do you think are some factors that allowed this system of racial control to simply evolve and replicate itself for the past 150 years? 3. How does 13 th characterize our criminal justice system and political institutions? How did this film shape your understanding of the prison system? Was there a particular case or series

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