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‘13th’ Review: Ava DuVernay’s Searing Documentary Exposes Glaring Loophole In The Constitution

The words of the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution were supposed to guarantee that slavery and involuntary servitude effectively were outlawed with the exception of punishment for a crime where the “party shall have been convicted.” That’s the loophole. And as detailed in 13th, director Ava DuVernay’s stunning and enlightening new Netflix documentary, the system of injustice in America has not changed all that much since the earliest days of slavery.
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