Jaden Smith has always thought outside of the box, recently sharing his ideas on the public school system, which he believes is far too similar to the prison industrial complex.
In a recent interview with Big Boy TV, the 19-year-old began by saying there are two many correlations between school and prison to ignore.
“We’re preparing everybody to go through prison with the schools. There’s too many correlations between public schools and prisons. The fact that you have the long hallways, the fact that you have a fixed responsibility to authority, the fact that there is a specific time to go outside and play, and there’s a specific time you could come back in and the way that your notified by that happening is by the bells.”
Smith went on, “They’re subconsciously getting you to have a fixed response to authority and understand what it’s going to be like when you are in prison. It’s like know when you’re here you have to listen to me I’m in charge and now I’m going to pass you off to this person who’s in charge when you’re doing this.”
Check out the clip below.
Some shared their disagreement via social media…
Jayden smith comparing school to prison….psh how original. Ahahaha
— My God is YHWH 👨🏭 (@crane_elijah) June 2, 2018
…while others believe the young actor is simply misunderstood.
Everybody actin like they never heard of the school to prison pipeline 🤦🏽♀️ Jayden Smith wasn’t the first to discuss it
— 💙 (@_TreBoogiee) June 4, 2018