Ava DuVernay's 13TH documentary about the 13TH Amendment leading to present day mass incarceration of African American men failed to underscore the fact Black men willingly participated in selling drugs and the glorification thereof.
Ava's documentary attempts to make one think there was a conspired plan to lock up Black men, thus making them slaves to the US government according to the 13TH Amendment of the Constitution.
Problem with that is there are Blacks, Whites, Yellows, Browns and Reds sitting in American prisons as well. I mean the Aryan Brotherhood and the Mexican Mafia has a serious presence in America's prisons.
Are there more Black men in America's prisons than any other race? Probably so, but not all of it has to do with THE MAN locking up brothers. Black men willingly sold dope in the 1960's, 70's, 80's and 90's and became filthy rich in the process! They also left behind a massive body count due to gang wars over open-air drug markets.
1960's - 1970's
Doped up New York!
1970's - 1980's
Doped up Chicago!
Doped up California!
* The Bloods, Crips, Gangster Disciples, Vice Lords doped up just about every inner city in America! Gangster rappers then began to glorify selling drugs, misogyny, gang banging and murder.
Black men in America's ghettos made MILLIONS OF DOLLARS willingly selling all kinds of drugs! They had no problems going back and forth to jail! They had no problems killing the competition. They had no problems holding whole communities in fear.
So before Ava can blame THE MAN or THE SYSTEM, she should first look within Black America and do a fair analysis. In so doing she'll find in just about all the big cities ran by democrats you see nothing but high abortion rates, gang violence, murder and no jobs.
Why? Because the democrats would rather give the poor more and more SOCIAL WELFARE FOOD STAMP PROGRAMS instead of JOBS, this way the poor become dependent on the democrats and continue to vote for them even though their communities never get better!
Just look at Chicago - Chicago is ran by DEMOCRATS. The mayor is a democrat and all 50 aldermen are democrats, yet we see chaos. In 2016, Chicago has over 700 HOMICIDES and over 3,000 SHOOTINGS! A serious state of emergency and public health crisis.
We can make excuses all we want, but at the end of the day...while Black men were going back and forth to jail as if it was some sadistic rites of passage - Black women were busy starting businesses and becoming the most educated group in America.
Black folks need to focus on creating jobs and rebuilding our families. We need to also focus on stopping the violence in our communities. Not all Black men are victims to the system, some are participants and others are survivors of the system.
- Dr. Jim Allen
- Dr. Jim Allen