Tarantino The war on drugs is the New Slavery

“Iconic film director Quentin Tarantino believes that US drug policy, and the subsequent mass incarceration of African Americans, is comparable to pre-Civil War slavery. In an interview about his latest movie—Django Unchained, which documents the story of a freed slave, played by Jamie Foxx—Tarantino points out that the hierarchies of racial injustice have shifted but not wholly improved. “This whole thing of…this ‘War on Drugs,’ and the mass incarcerations that have happened pretty much for the last 40 years has just decimated the black male population,” says the filmmaker. “It’s slavery…it’s just slavery through and through, and it’s just the same fear of the black male that existed back in the 1800s.”*

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  1. mareldovia says:

    Why are people of a first world countries trying to find “new slavery”, when true old time like slavery still crawls out of the corner in third world countries; are first world that oblivious of what really happens in the world?

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