The United Snakes of America has always been a slave state. From the beginning the colonizer been stealing indigenous peoples land and resources. In the case of Africa the colonizer chose to steal people, so they could profit from their labor and livelihood. Colonizing black and brown people and using them as chattel is what built the wealthiest nation to have ever existed.
The colonizer continues this tradition today having turned the vehicle through which they steal lives and labour from ships, to cell blocks. Boasting the highest prison population in the world, the US holds onto its slave state status. The United Snakes has the highest % of its general population under some form of incarceration in the world. At the end of 2013, roughly 6.9 million adults — 2.8 % of the population — were under some kind of “correctional supervision”. Continue reading “Slavery 2.0; From the the Slave Ship to the Prison Cell”