The Rich Get Richer And The Poor Prison Analysis

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In history books, slavery is often noted as a thing of the past, or something that never reached the magnitude as it did in the seventeenth century, this is just hope peering thru the text instead of reality. As many issues in todays world, humans would like to think that we have over come the mistakes made in our history and that we have bettered the wrong doings of our ancestors. In reality, the issue of slavery has become conspicuous in the modern times. Even though slavery has been outlawed in every country, some form of it still persists all over the world. The abundance of slavery in the world infringes on our freedom. Jan Rogoziński, in his A brief History of the Caribbean states that, “before the 19th century, hardly anyone
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In the United States many of the prisons systems use the prisoners as a work force for commodity goods. The supervisors of these prisons claim that it is only to make up for the cost of the prisoner and therefore they are supporting themselves. However prisons are state funded and the money made in these markets go directly in the pockets of the prison supervisors. In The Rich Get Richer and the Poor Get Prison dictates the failure of the war against crime and how the systems of oppression and greed for money incarcerates more black males at a higher rate. The authorities are the oppressors and any form of revolt will be punished and thus the prisoner continued to be stuck in the system of oppression. “For whites no longer able to mete out arbitrary punishment to their former black chattel, the criminal justice system served as a prime means of racial control and labor exploitation in the New South”[Lichtenstein 18]. The quote brings to light the transition of 1700s slavery to the prison system. The motive is to keep a racial divide while also profiting from the incarceration. Many of the prison that use such forced labor tactics were built on the same land on which plantation farms existed. And thus the descendent form slaves that were emancipated were put in a similar system of oppression that was within the legal realms of the law. The system of oppression is also seen by the student loan perpetuation. The relentless cycle of having people with less money pay more results in keeping down the people who are at a lower societal level than the rich. People who can afford the cost of college pay the balance straightforward while others who struggle take out loans and have to repay more with interest. Even when government loans are taken out the interest rate continues to clime while as the cost of attendance rises. Education costs have shifted to be the responsibility of

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