Analysis Of The President Thomas Gibson And 13th By Ava Duvernay

1221 Words Nov 29th, 2016 5 Pages
The end of slavery in 1862 was supposed to signify the end of the forced free labor of African American people and their right to live freely as human beings. Unfortunately for African American people, some white Americans could not fathom the idea of black people having equally opportunities. Thus begins the cycle of never ending oppression of black people. Black codes, segregation, the influx of crack in to black communities, and the era of mass incarceration are all tell tale signs of strategies created to break and weaken the African American community. The documentaries Letters to the President Thomas Gibson and 13th by Ava DuVernay explores the ideas of these of these strategies and how black people are still being raped, oppressed and let down by the very country that claims to love them.
Phase I: On January 20, 1981 Ronald Reagan was inaugurated as the 40th President of the United States. Although he promised to “Make America Great Again”, Reagan’s economic plan did very little to help reform black communities. The 1980s was the emergence of the infamous era of crack cocaine. In the documentary Letters to the President, former Drug Kingpin Rick Ross provides an explanation on how the hierarchy his of drug cartel came to be. According to Ross, he was contacted by a man by the Denetro Blandon in reference to selling drugs. From there a relationship was built between the two men and Rick Ross used Blandon as his connection to distribute drugs and…

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