Sunday, June 27

The War on Drugs is a war on African-American people

Leonard Pitts Jr. reviews Michelle Alexander's The New Jim Crow:
According to federal figures, blacks and whites use drugs at a roughly equal rate in percentage terms. In terms of raw numbers, whites are far and away the biggest users -- and dealers -- of illegal drugs.

So why aren't cops kicking their doors in? Why aren't their sons pulled over a dozen times in nine months? Why are black men 12 times likelier to be jailed for drugs than white ones? Why aren't white communities robbed of their fathers, brothers, sons?
Read more (via Classical Values)

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