They tryna lock niggas up
They tryna make new slaves
Kanye’s talking about institutional racism in the prison-industrial complex. This topic is covered in-depth by Michelle Alexander in her book The New Jim Crow.
For example, a 1991 survey, recorded by the National Institute of Drug Abuse, found Black people were no more likely to use drugs than a White person. However the amount of drug arrests of blacks more than double from 1985 to 1989 and drug arrests of the white population only increased by 27%. Justice Department Statistics reports that Blacks only make up 12% of the American population but amount for 74% of those sentenced to prison for drug possession
The 13th amendment paves the way for this kind of slavery, when it states:
Ye mentioned the CCA just before, because prisons are privately owned by big businesses (like Wal-Mart). So police have teamed up with big businesses in order to supply the prisons (or big businesses) with prisoners. By making certain drug laws stiffer, more blacks will go and stay in jail longer. If you sold crack and meth, you would get more time for the crack, which is used more by black people.
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