Friday, February 18, 2011

Prison is the New Slave Labor...Just for Us!

Post Obama, it has been interesting to watch so many of us acting like "liberty, justice and equality" just got served, put our blinders back on, continue to accept hegemony,all while considering ourselves some how lucky to be in the land of the "free".

Well wake up!  Ain't ish changed only the masters style of trickery. Just look at the prison system, which with privatization, has become big business for cheap labor plucked straight out of hoods. We got brothas in the pen making everything from your latest style of fashion to airline reservations for 20 cents an hour.

"What has happened over the last 10 years? Why are there so many prisoners?
The private contracting of prisoners for work fosters incentives to lock people up. Prisons depend on this income. Corporate stockholders who make money off prisoners' work lobby for longer sentences, in order to expand their workforce. The system feeds itself," says a study by the Progressive Labor Party, which accuses the prison industry of being "an imitation of Nazi Germany with respect to forced slave labor and concentration camps."

So the next time you marvel at your American made t-shirt, think of racial profilling, the intentional flooding of our hoods with guns and drugs, and all the laws that support locking us up and the nation that continues to thrive on our backs.

Date Submitted: 6/3/2009 1:37 AM

PostedBy: HelluvaDime

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