Mass Incarceration In 13th

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After watching 13th, the issue of mass incarceration holds a more daunting presence in my mind. The statistics given are staggering in their implications, and the historical records show shocking relevance to today’s events. Before watching this movie, I had not obtained much knowledge pertaining to the labor work conducted in American prisons under the provisions of the Thirteenth Amendment. After witnessing the facts that the documentary presented, assuming, for the purpose of writing this response, that they are truthful, it’s difficult to ignore the dilemma of mass incarceration in the United States. However, the filmmakers may have tried, in slight excess, to support the idea of systemic racism that is so commonly conversed about in modern
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