Sophie Chadderton, Emily Royston, Bailey Sims, and Sami Slentz
Has slavery truly ended in the United States or does it still exist to this day? The main purpose of this project is to argue that the prison system of the United States is a form of modern day slavery. By looking at the Thirteenth Amendment of the United States’ Constitution and the concepts of freedom by popular freedom theorists, the ways in which the modern prison system treats the people it imprisons like slaves without rights will be explored. When a person is imprisoned, they are stripped of nearly all of there rights as a citizen. They are confined to a prison, only able to see a jail cell and a couple of rooms, and do not have the freedom of movement. Also looked at is the infamous South African prison system, whose inner workings will be compared with the United States, giving the "prisons as enslavement" argument a transatlantic angle.
Sarah Earhart, Julia Fryrear, and Shannon Lewand
True freedom is the ability to act, speak, and make all decisions without constraint or restriction by an outside power. As we think about this in the context of children, we will be examining how school systems, a standard part of modern-day childhood, restricts or limits the freedom that children have.
Caroline Modelski, Michael Herald, and Mackenzie Ward
Injustice in the legal system comes in many shapes and sizes and does not fit a mold. Many individuals are often coerced, forced to incriminate themselves, and given unfair sentences. These many injustices often times disproportionately affect minorities and the poor. With these facts in mind, we invite you to dive deeper into injustice in the legal system.
Avery Schulz, Ellie Hanlon, and Kristen Lee
This project looks at how enslavement during the Transatlantic Slave trade has shaped biases and behaviors towards people of color within our society today. More specifically, this would include incarceration rates among people of color, police brutality, and overall violence. We believe the Black Lives Matter Movement is a political and social movement that fights against violence and fights for the rights of people of color. We aim to showcase the violence that people of color still face within our society today.
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