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    interview with PBS’s Frontline in 1997, the activist Angela Davis discusses at length the issues affecting African-Americans in the United States and the efficacy of black protest as a means of challenging oppressive circumstances. Central to her thesis is the notion that “the black community” is far from as homogenous as the term implies, and that it is therefore inappropriate to universalise the African-American experience. To illustrate this, Davis references the growing divide between the…

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    When Paul Oliver in Angela Davis’ writing, says that the blues has very little political protest in it and that the African American community has accepted their fate within the American society, he has misunderstood the codedness of the blues songs. He presents the African American…

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    “13th”, a 2016 documentary, dives deep into details regarding prison systems in the United States. The documentary discusses the history of inequality as well. The title “13th” gets its name as reference to the thirteenth amendment. The thirteenth amendment states that it is unethical for one to become a slave; this documentary shows just how ironic it is that prisoners often times get treated as one. Though, some may disagree. In relation to this, the filmmaker makes an argument for the…

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    specimens in a zoo - obedient to our keepers, but dangerous to each other." (Davis BrainyQuote.com) "Poor people, people of color - especially are much more likely to be found in prison than in institutions of higher education."(Davis, BrainyQuote.com) These two quotes, both by the Afro-American civil-right activist, philosopher, human scientist and author Angela Davis, show what she thinks about the American prison system. But how exactly does she…

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    The entire Angela Davis lecture was phenomenal. She discussed so many topics and interacted with the audience, which turned the lecture into a fun experience and not only informative but also very entertaining to listen to and watch. I would grade the lecture with an A. I love how she related everything from the past to present because in reality not much has changed when it comes to racism and slavery and the challenges we face as not only African American but also being an African American…

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    centers. Are we willing to relegate ever larger numbers of people from racially oppressed communities to an isolated existence marked by authoritarian regimes, violence, disease and technologies of seclusion that produce severe mental instability?” Davis even faced the effects of system herself when she was accused for plotting or conspiring regarding the 1970 armed control of a Marin County, California, court, in which four people were murdered. She was discharged in a government trial after a…

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    Angela Davis’s speeches in the Meaning of Freedom depict the rise of the prison-industrial complex in the United States. The prison-industrial complex is the collection of the criminal justice system, police officers, judges, and every actor participating in the process of incarcerating individuals. Two explanations Davis provides for the rise are the public fear of crime perpetrated by the media that leads to racist policies and the relationship of globalization and prisons. Intertwined…

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    Chapter Reflection – Chapter One – “Report from Harlem” In reading Chapter One “Report from Harlem” in Ms. Angela Davis’ book “The Meaning of Freedom and Other Difficult Dialogues” the reflections came quickly from memories regarding my sister Nina interest in The Black Panther party. My mother was quite upset when Nina wanted to style her hair in a large Afro hairstyle, and wear a black leather jacket, dashiki with bell bottomed blue jeans. By Nina being four years older than myself, I felt…

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    Angela Davis born 26th January 1944, in Birmingham, Alabama. At the age of 4 her parents moved out the projects of Birmingham and into a majority white neighborhood, which was soon later called Dynamiate Hill because whites were bombing black homes to drive black families out the neighborhood. Her mother and father had taught Davis that hostility between blacks and whites was not determined beforehand. Davis’s mother had in colege, been involved in antiracism movements.Davis grew up in a…

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    Prisons is Wrong Angela Davis argues that the prison system exemplifies white privilege. She claims this is true due to the fact that “more than two million people… now inhabit U.S. prisons, jails, youth facilities, and immigrant detention centers” (Davis, 2003, pg. 10). She also states that out of these two million incarcerated people, the largest population per capita is Native Americans, seventy percent are people of color, and the fastest growing population is black women (Davis, 2003, pg.…

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