Systematic Oppression In The Film: The 13th Myth

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When one talks about underlying racism, if they ever talk about it, there is a consistent denial of its existence throughout American society. This ever present flaw is not a systematic issue where a person can point out the exact laws that persecute, rather, the government is a vehicle that executes the will of the people in charge of the system. Hence, I see the “13th” film as an exposition of how systematic oppression is not a system oppressing an ethnicity, but rather people using the government as a vehicle to unjustly place African-Americans in prison. Altogether I believe that this tragedy reinforces the notion that the United States will always neglect its cultural outsiders because of how devastating it is to see that “African Americans make up 6.5% of the American population but 40.2% of…show more content…
Integration would require an eventual acceptance of an outside culture which had been incredibly loathed within the existing communities. In a way Malcolm was warning the African Americans that even though the civil rights movements is optimistic in its approach of reaching equality, the outcome is unrealistic. One could even argue that the reason Martin Luther King Jr was the prefered representative of the civil rights movement over Malcolm X was due to the fact Dr. King wanted to integrate. By choosing to integrate instead of separating, that decision allowed the racist population of the United States to continue its oppressive nature again the black population which had carried on from the Eras of Slavery and Jim Crow. Instead of openly demonizing African Americans like they did before the 21st century, the oppressive bourgeoisie was now using the media to misrepresent the population and now, more than ever, people are starting to stigmatize black people with uneducated
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