How Prisons are the Latest Form of Slavery

by Rania Khalek

There is one group of American workers so disenfranchised that corporations are able to get away with paying them wages that rival those of third-world sweatshops. These laborers have been legally stripped of their political, economic and social rights and ultimately relegated to second-class citizens. They are banned from unionizing, violently silenced from speaking out and forced to work for little to no wages. This marginalization renders them practically invisible, as they are kept hidden from society with no available recourse to improve their circumstances or change their plight.

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  • Barbara2

    This is part of the game.  There are no men to help teach, fight, or help the young black men understand the trap.  This has been going on for the last forty years.  Black females are trying to teach the young men, but we are having no success.

  • Barbara2

    This is part of the game.  There are no men to help teach, fight, or help the young black men understand the trap.  This has been going on for the last forty years.  Black females are trying to teach the young men, but we are having no success.

  • Barbara2

    This is part of the game.  There are no men to help teach, fight, or help the young black men understand the trap.  This has been going on for the last forty years.  Black females are trying to teach the young men, but we are having no success.

    • CPT-SAV_A_Ho

      Black women could help by not having kids with bums and men who are going to be dead or in jail; and by not dating former prisoners and allowing them to move into your home and mentor your children.

      Everything men do is for one purpose–to get the girl. If you are getting the creme de la creme and you do not have a job or any visible means of support what incentive do you have to better yourself?

  • Barbara2

    This is part of the game.  There are no men to help teach, fight, or help the young black men understand the trap.  This has been going on for the last forty years.  Black females are trying to teach the young men, but we are having no success.

  • Anonymous

    This is nothing surprising as their rights as citizens are taken away so it would only make sense that to make a strategic chess move to incapacitate your enemy from further action against you. Considering they can no longer vote or gain influence in the political arena, it would make sense that you would then disproportionately arrest those that you consider to be enemies. It makes sense in a sick twisted diabolical destructive way, but what else do you expect from the most malevolent race on this planet?

  • CPT_SAV_A_Ho

    Going to jail is not cool. Yes, there is racism; but a lot of you are making it easy for the man to exploit you. It is hard for you to find employment. It is going to be next to impossible to get a decent job with a criminal record.

  • Anonymous

    Unbeknownst to many, although the strings of Black oppression outwardly gives the impressions of being controlled by internal religious, social and political influences, within the control of Black communities; the reality of Afrikan oppression is that, it is in fact a designed oppression, which has been programmed to be a consequentially, continuous, effecting phenomenon which is premeditated to manipulate and control the conquered and surrendered mindsets, of the oppressed.  In reality, the strings of Black oppression are in fact being manipulated by external religious, social, scientific and political influences outside the control of Black communities; often using and exploiting Black influential entities, to the detriment of Afrikan peoples.
     
    Malevolent manipulations, and fraudulent exploitations are the oppressors’ tools; and Black’s acquiescent admissions of defeat, coupled with unclear, disingenuous ways of thinking, which subscribe to misleading preordained justifications which substantiate the Afrikan’s incarceration are fast becoming reasonable and standardized, Black and societal predeterminations.  Though, forces and influences outside of the Afrikan communities manipulate the strings, it’s the Afrikans’ obligation to sever these strings of manipulation and to take control over our own actions, whilst attaining the power to fashion, and manage our own destinies.
     
    As dysfunction, and needless violence completely eviscerates the hearts and souls of impoverished Black communities, the people that dwell in these communities despondently languish in ambivalent, introverted existences, isolated by societal, political, and racial conditions, which stir up unsympathetic and indifferent responses from those both inside, and outside these communities.  Disengaged from the larger functional society, and inundated by perceived dysfunctional moralities and principles which are erroneously labeled as survivalists’ tactics; discouraged Black communities are completely marginalized, thoroughly victimized and absolutely demoralized!  Faux cultural dysfunctions are being disguised to be virtuous Black cultures.  (An exerpt from Niggerology 101:  The basic Nigger Lesson Plan)

    As I try to introduce to our people and to the world a weapon/book (Niggerology 101: The Basic Nigger Lesson Plan), which is intended to assist Afrikan Souljahs in the war against this destructive foolishness; even those avenues and channels which are “supposedly” designed by Afrikan leaders, to open the lines of communications to our and between our people, that we may communicate; in actuality stifle the voices of warriors and inadvertently promulgate, publicize and popularize the voices, the destructive images, and the dangerous ideologies of our adversaries. Mustafa Rasul Al-Amin

  • Maria campos8

    You are correct. Slavery is slavery. The meager few cents the prisoners ear per hour, if they are able to secure a job in prison, are spent at the canteen store inside the prison.
    Like the song goes, they owe their soul to the company store, indeed.

    Taking into consideration that blacks are the highest population in prison, we have indeed revert back to slavery.

    We must change the system and allow prisoners to earn decent wages. That way, when they come out, they will have a fund to rely on to start a new life.

  • Maria campos8

    White men run the prisons. They make money different ways in the back of black prisoners. They strip prisoners of any and all human rights and prisoners are left with nothing.

    A running theme within prisons is respect. Prisoners demand respect from other prisoners. If they perceive that they do not get it, they victimize each other to the entertainment of the prison guards. That culture must change.

    The humane society cares more for animals than they do for prisoners. Prisoners are human beings.