A slave labor force provides wealth to the machine

from Lupe Fiasco (Ft. Jason Evigian) – Unforgivable Youth Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Lupe sort of mentioning 1984 in this line.
Slave Labor Force

The Machine

Lupe is also speaking of the, 15 Million Africans that were shipped across the Atlantic to America. This racialized-chattel slavery,the first of it’s kind, allowed America as a country to grow at an extremely fast rate because America had no labor costs to produce commodities sold in the world market. Not only did it lead to the country becoming a powerhouse but it established the racial hierarchal social system in America that dominates Western society to this day.

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