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Published: 18:29 BST, 2 May 2021 | Updated: 18:29 BST, 2 May 2021
St. Vincent thinks the US justice system is an 'American tragedy'.
The 38-year-old singer – whose stockbroker father was jailed for 10 years for crimes related to stock manipulation – believes there is a 'direct line' between the country's past history with slavery and the inequalities of the current legal system, which includes 'injustices' such as drug laws being designed to disproportionately affect people of color.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
'We're still living the history of the enslavement of Black people in this country. There's a direct line between slavery and incarceration. A direct line,' the Daddy's Home artist said in an interview with The Independent.
'[Drug laws are one of many] injustices that have been done to the descendants of formerly enslaved human beings.
Deep rooted: St. Vincent believes there is a 'direct line' between America's history with slavery and the inequalities of the current legal system, which she called a 'tragedy'
'I have a lot of thoughts on the failings of the criminal justice system and the problems of monetizing incarceration. So yes, it's an American tragedy. It is.'
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