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Doesthe Prison Industrial Complex promote slavery?
Accordingto Ava DuVernay, it does. All throughout the film, DuVernay tries toexpose the element of slavery in the prison system. Once arrested,prisoners are forced to work for free. Most of the prisoners in theprison system are African American, who are harassed and mistreatedjust like in the old slavery days (AvaDuVernay).
Doesthe film promote racism?
Yes,it does. DuVernay talks about black Americans being segregated andmistreated by the whites. This is racial prejudice since she ispromoting one race in favor of another. If the government ismistreating black Americans that does not mean white American are toblame for it. Why should they be punished for the wrongdoing of thegovernment? She seems to harbor a sense of hatred for the whitepeople, which can only be termed as racism.
Canpolice brutality be labeled as slavery?
No.Police brutality against the black American criminals cannot belabeled as slavery. These are criminals who deserve to be treated assuch. I do not think that criminals should get any favors justbecause of their color. Criminals are criminals and they should betreated as such, irrespective of their color.
Isthe film based on facts or opinions?
Thisfilm is based on Mere opinions of people, and that is where DuVernaythesis flops. An idea cannot simply be supported by opinions of otherpeople since opinions are subjective and might be biased. Instead ofcollecting evidence to support her claims, DuVernay insteadinterviews Black Americans.
Doesthe film address its intended purpose?
No.It only served to promote racial prejudice. There was no concreteevidence to support the claims, and the director seemed to usehip-hop music, which in itself is violence based.
AvaDuVernay. 13th,2016. Film.
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