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Racial Disparities in Marijuana Arrests

Not More Marijuana Arrests, But More Investment In Communities Of Color

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 08.02.2016 | Black Voices
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The vast sums they spend on enforcement must be invested in rebuilding communities of color, and that entails the participation by stakeholders in those communities in spotlighting and monitoring programs where and how the funds should be spent. The message: Not more arrests for pot, but more invest!

Unite the Two New Yorks: End Discriminatory Marijuana Arrests

Rashad Robinson | Posted 08.18.2012 | New York
Rashad Robinson

It's time for New York to make sure that our police respect our rights and are held to a standard that does not include harassment, abuse and racially biased tactics.

Mind The Grass Gap: Nearly Nine of Ten Chicagoans Convicted With Pot Are Black Men

Chicago Reader | Mick Dumke and Ben Joravsky, Chicago Reader | Posted 09.06.2011 | Chicago

A few weeks ago, hundreds of people, most of them white, gathered in Lincoln Park to celebrate Peace Fest, which featured DJ sets, jam bands, and enou...

Lucia Graves

Gross Racial Disparities In California Pot Arrests

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

SAN FRANCISCO -- Attorney General Eric Holder ruffled some feathers with his recent promise to "vigorously enforce" marijuana prohibition in Californi...