Ava Duvernay Injustice

In the movie, the 13th filmmaker Ava Duvernay focuses on mass incarceration and racial injustice in the United States. The documentary starts off with the 13th amendment being stated on the screen. She highlights the words “expect as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the united states”, meaning if you are convicted of a crime you then become a slave again to the united states. My second source is an article written by Fredrick Mckissack Jr. His article talks about the shooting and death of Slyville Smith on Milwaukee street. He also talks about police brutality and lack of opportunity for people of color. Together both sources make you question when will people of color break the glass ceiling.
In the “Owning Milwaukee’s Tragedy” article Fredrick Mckissack Jr.
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This was also the first movie to display blacks as animals and rapists. She believed this was a prediction of how race would be in the U.S. Once slavery was abolished they continued to portray people of color and civil rights leaders as criminals. One of the biggest causes of mass incarnation was from the U.S choosing to make drug use as a crime instead of as health issues. President Nixon started making statements on how to crack down on drugs. This was their way to disrupt blacks because they knew they couldn’t criminalize just because of our skin color. In 1982 Ronald Regan defined Nixon statement as “war on drugs”. By 1985 the jail population grew to 759,100. Many don’t know but many of the harsh bills that were adopted by republicans were written by a company called “Alec”. Their stand your ground bill allowed George Zimmerman to get away with the murder of Trayvon Martin. The system was to help everyone but blacks and Latinos. Ninety seven percent of people take plea bargains because they fear going to trial and getting more years even if they are

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