Ava DuVernay Warns Oprah That Mass Incarceration Might Only Grow Worse Under President Donald Trump
Creator of the documentary '13th' raised concern on the worsening of mass incarceration after Donald Trump got elected as the President of the United States. She warns that Trump's policy and perspectives may put African Americans at greater risk of mass incarceration.
Just days after Donald Trump was elected president, Ava DuVernay, the filmmaker behind 13th, a devastating Netflix documentary about America’s prison system, sat down with Oprah Winfrey. While Oprah praised DuVernay for providing viewers with a “wake-up call” about the prison industrial complex that keeps millions of citizens incarcerated and destroys families, DuVernay warned the audience at the Museum of Tolerance that under Trump’s presidency, things could get worse. “He’s addressed a lack of empathy for imprisoned and incarcerated people,” Duvernay said of the president-elect, “he’s talked about the industry around it. He’s ‘very good at business’ and he feels that it’s a business.”
Read the full article here.