Angela Davis Asks: What It Really Means To Be "Free" In America? [VIDEO]
In her books, Abolition Democracy and Are Prisons Obsolete?, she presents extensive research on numerous issues related to race, gender and imprisonment. She questions how "free" the population really is if, "one of the ways [by] which we can determine we are free is by realizing that we're not in prison." This is especially true for members of visible minorities, particularly native Americans, who she says are imprisoned in vastly larger volumes than any other group of people in the country. As a teacher and a world renowned social activist, Davis speaks with passion and experience. In her popular speeches, she breaks down the "prison industrial complex" and asks audiences to seriously consider what life would be like if there were no prisons—and everyone was truly free.