In times like this it is important you educate yourself on the tribulations black people have faced in the hands of white supremacists
I decided to talk about this documentary today because I think itâs important we know more and understand where everything started from and what we are currently facing.
The 13th amendment was passed on the 8th of April 1864 in the United Stated of America. Its basic aim, was that it made it unconstitutional for someone to be held as a slave. In essence it grants freedom to all Americans. However it had an EXCEPTION, if you were charged with a crime this did not work for you.
Slavery transformed from being the cross border selling of humans, into the prison system in the United States and over 1.1million African Americans were imprisoned between 1981-2001. That clause in the 13th amendment became a tool for the mass racial incrimination of blacks across the United States.
In essence, once you become convicted of a crime, you become a slave of the state. In 1982, Ronald Raegan declared a war on drugs which was actually a war on blacks and allowed for the further incarceration of many black individuals.
This did not stop there. Private funding from corporations and the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) allowed for laws like stop and search to be passed which allowed police officers to stop anyone who they believed had committed a crime.
This documentary shows how much the irresponsibility of the justice system and the government has led to death of people like George Floyd. Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor. Laws have been passed which till today still allow for black people to be treated like slaves and held against their own will.
We have created a revolution. This is no longer one mans fight. This is a fight for all blacks across the nation. And in order for you to do that effectively, you need to educate yourself.
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