St. Vincent calls the American legal system an “American tragedy” … after her father’s release from prison
St. Vincent calls the American legal system an ‘American tragedy’ … after her father was released from prison as a stockbroker to inspire the new album Daddy’s Home
St. Vincent considers the American legal system an “American tragedy.”
“injustices” such as drug laws designed to disproportionately affect people of a color.
“We are still living in the history of black people’s slavery in this country. There is a direct line between slavery and incarceration. A direct line, ”said the Daddy’s Home artist in an interview with The independent.
‘[Drug laws are one of many] injustice done to the descendants of previously enslaved humans.
Entrenched: St. Vincent believes there is a “direct line” between America’s history of slavery and the inequalities of the current legal system, which she called a “tragedy”
‘I have a lot of thoughts about the shortcomings of the criminal justice system and the problems of making money from incarceration. So yes, it is an American tragedy. It is.’
When it comes to her father’s situation, the New York singer – whose real name is Annie Clark – thinks he had the ‘best scenario’ of getting back into normal life when he was released from prison.
She said, ‘Not to get Disneyfied about it, but he spent a decade of his life behind bars and he served his time and he’s gone.
It’s the best scenario for life after prison – being integrated into the family and being a person between kids and grandkids and all those things. So there is a sweetness where it ended up. ‘
And the singer would like to emphasize that her father’s experience was completely ‘different’.
Father Figure: Her new album is inspired in part by her father’s release from prison after serving 10 years for crimes related to stock manipulation
Injustice: ‘We still live in the history of black people’s slavery in this country. There is a direct line between slavery and incarceration. A direct line, ”said the Daddy’s Home artist in an interview with The Independent
She said, “So my own personal experience… it’s just one story. It is not at all intended to encapsulate the whole.
‘The situation with my family is not the result of the same line of slavery. It was something else.
‘It’s my little slip, which is that my father’s actions … the American criminal justice system said,’ In exchange for what you’ve done, you’re giving us 10 years of your life. And after that you’ve paid your dues. ”
And that was the exchange. And it’s wild to think about that. It’s wild to think about what people are “The prison system is American capitalism figuring out how to use humans as meat machines.”