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Tarantino - War on Drugs is Like Slavery
December 21, 2012
"Iconic film director Quentin Tarantino believes that US drug policy, and the subsequent mass incarceration of African Americans, is comparable to pre-Civil War slavery. In an interview about his latest movie—Django Unchained, which documents the story of a freed slave, played by Jamie Foxx—Tarantino points out that the hierarchies of racial injustice have shifted but not wholly improved. "This whole thing of...this 'War on Drugs,' and the mass incarcerations that have happened pretty much for the last 40 years has just decimated the black male population," says the filmmaker. "It's slavery...it's just slavery through and through, and it's just the same fear of the black male that existed back in the 1,800s."*
Quentin Tarantino, director of "Django Unchained" compares the war on drugs to slavery, saying it recreates an atmosphere of a fear of the black male. How else is the war on drugs like slavery, or Jim Crow? Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian bring us the facts and break it down.