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Ava DuVernay’s 13th: the Loophole that Keeps Slavery Alive


More than anything else, the United States of America has become the land of the paradox. Its metaphorical pearly white gates are plastered with words like freedom, democracy, and hope, but past those gates, the U.S. is fueled by words like crime, terrorism, and punishment. Ava DuVernay’s recently released Netflix documentary, 13th, begins with a …