The film argues that there is a direct link between American slavery and the mod
The film argues that there is a direct link between American slavery and the modern American prison system. What is your take on this argument? Do you agree or disagree? Explain your answer.<
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What are your thoughts on the film’s argument that people have been subconsciously conditioned to fear black men by the media and popular culture?<
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How does 13th characterize our criminal justice system and political institutions? How did this film shape your understanding of the prison system? Was there a particular case or series of facts that altered or challenged any of your pre-existing views? Explain.<
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Many politicians, including the Clintons. Newt Gingrich, and Charles Rangel in this film, have apologized for their role in promoting devastating “tough on crime”. Joe Biden’s support of the 1994 crime bill has even been discussed since he’s running for president. Do you think apologies are enough or should our country compelled to repay these communities in a more material way? Why or why not?<
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What were your initial reactions after viewing the documentary? Write a paragraph summarizing your thoughts<

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