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Drug War Racism

Ferguson Upheaval Has Roots in America's War on Drugs

Yolande Cadore | Posted 02.02.2015 | Politics
Yolande Cadore

I firmly believe that America's drug war has become the legs on which our broken criminal justice system now stands.

In Order to Address Racism, We Must Confront the Drug War

Sharda Sekaran | Posted 07.24.2013 | Black Voices
Sharda Sekaran

From clothing to intoxicants, what is normal and innocuous in another context becomes sinister when associated with black men and boys.

Prohibition, Racism, And Journalism

Radley Balko | Posted 03.31.2013 | Politics

The New York Times published a fascinating op-ed yesterday on the history of race, alcohol and drug prohibition, and soft drinks. The prohibitionist p...

Message to George Will: Racism Ignored is Justice Denied

Anthony Papa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Anthony Papa

The knee-jerk conclusion by some is that more black and brown people are in prison because the commit the majority of the crimes. But a closer inspection paints a vastly different picture.