From Slavery to Mass Incarceration, Ava DuVernay’s Film “13th” Examines Racist U.S. Justice System

Amy Goodman speaks to Ava DuVernay, whose new documentary ’13th’ chronicles how the U.S. justice system has been driven by racism from the days of slavery to today’s era of mass incarceration. She also speaks totwo people featured in the film, Malkia Cyril of the Center for Media Justice and Kevin Gannon of Grand View University. As well as Lisa Graves, executive director of the Center for Media and Democracy, about how ALEC (the American Legislative Exchange Council) has played a central role in the expansion of the U.S. prison system. (Democracy Now!)

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