In a recent interview, Quentin Tarantino asserted that the war on drugs is essentially modern day slavery.
“This whole thing of the War on Drugs and the mass incarceration that has happened pretty much for the last 40 years has decimated the black male population. It’s slavery. It’s just slavery through and through. It’s the same fear of the black male that existed back in the 1800s.
“Between the private prisons and the public prisons, the way prisoners are traded back and forth – really, all the reasons that they have for keeping this going are all the same reasons they had for keeping slavery going after the whole world had pretty much decided that it was immoral, because it’s an industry and: 1) what are we going to do with all these people who are let loose, these black people let loose; and 2) what are we going to do about all the people who make money off of this industry?”
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