Watching film & answering question

Watch the documentary 13th on Netflix and answer the following questions as you watch the film. I recommend pausing as you watch. 

  • Why is the film called 13th? What connection is the filmmaker finding between incarceration and the constitution?
  • Slavery was an economic system. When slaves became free, what happened? Why did they enter incarceration?
  • How did this create a mythology of black criminality?
  • What was the impact of the early “Birth of a Nation” film? (include at least three major points)
  • Why are the phrases “a war on crime” and later “a war on drugs” considered dog whistle politics?
  • What is the Southern Strategy laid out by Nixon and Lee Atwater? How does this sound similar to the aftermath of this election?
  • What effect did the mandatory sentencing on crack have on communities of color?
  • How did the three-strikes law in CA come into being? And what impact did that have on incarceration?
  • “Over 90 percent of criminal prosecutors are white.” Why is this important when it comes to the three-strikes law and truth of sentencing?
  • What happened to many of the black leaders of the 1960s? Since there weren’t many prominent black leaders in the late 1970s and early 1980s, how did that impact mass incarceration laws?
  • Explain ALEC and its impact on incarceration.
  • What is the conflict with CCA in lowering crime?
  • Why do the poor, accused population often not go to trial?
  • How does the movie prove that wealth not guilt shapes outcomes in the criminal justice system?

Information and Stats from the film that you might want to use for your essay. 

When open terrorism against blacks became illegal, segregation grew. Civil Rights activists, who we now laud, were considered criminals.

In the late 80s, black men were over represented in the media as criminals. (Shows like COPS were very popular) Four innocent black kids and one Hispanic kid were wrongly convicted in the Central Park Jogger and incarcerated 6-11 years until DNA evidence cleared them. H

1970   357, 292 US prison population,

1980   513, 900 US prison population

1985   759, 100 US prison population

1990    1,179, 200 US prison population

2000    2,015, 300 US prison population

2014    2,306, 200 US prison population (1 million are African American)

2001   878, 400 African American Prison Population

  • 1 in 17 white men will be incarcerated
  • 1 in 3 black men will be incarcerated
  • 5 US population in African American, but 40.2 percent of the US prison population.
Study Locus
Calculate your paper price
Pages (550 words)
Approximate price: -

Why Work with Us

Top Quality and Well-Researched Papers

We always make sure that writers follow all your instructions precisely. You can choose your academic level: high school, college/university or professional, and we will assign a writer who has a respective degree.

Professional and Experienced Academic Writers

We have a team of professional writers with experience in academic and business writing. Many are native speakers and able to perform any task for which you need help.

Free Unlimited Revisions

If you think we missed something, send your order for a free revision. You have 10 days to submit the order for review after you have received the final document. You can do this yourself after logging into your personal account or by contacting our support.

Prompt Delivery and 100% Money-Back-Guarantee

All papers are always delivered on time. In case we need more time to master your paper, we may contact you regarding the deadline extension. In case you cannot provide us with more time, a 100% refund is guaranteed.

Original & Confidential

We use several writing tools checks to ensure that all documents you receive are free from plagiarism. Our editors carefully review all quotations in the text. We also promise maximum confidentiality in all of our services.

24/7 Customer Support

Our support agents are available 24 hours a day 7 days a week and committed to providing you with the best customer experience. Get in touch whenever you need any assistance.

Try it now!

Calculate the price of your order

Total price:
$0.00

How it works?

Follow these simple steps to get your paper done

Place your order

Fill in the order form and provide all details of your assignment.

Proceed with the payment

Choose the payment system that suits you most.

Receive the final file

Once your paper is ready, we will email it to you.

Our Services

No need to work on your paper at night. Sleep tight, we will cover your back. We offer all kinds of writing services.

Essays

Essay Writing Service

No matter what kind of academic paper you need and how urgent you need it, you are welcome to choose your academic level and the type of your paper at an affordable price. We take care of all your paper needs and give a 24/7 customer care support system.

Admissions

Admission Essays & Business Writing Help

An admission essay is an essay or other written statement by a candidate, often a potential student enrolling in a college, university, or graduate school. You can be rest assurred that through our service we will write the best admission essay for you.

Reviews

Editing Support

Our academic writers and editors make the necessary changes to your paper so that it is polished. We also format your document by correctly quoting the sources and creating reference lists in the formats APA, Harvard, MLA, Chicago / Turabian.

Reviews

Revision Support

If you think your paper could be improved, you can request a review. In this case, your paper will be checked by the writer or assigned to an editor. You can use this option as many times as you see fit. This is free because we want you to be completely satisfied with the service offered.