Politics of the War on Drugs Still Targets People of Color

It’s not hard to understand why someone like Sessions, with a history of racism, would love the war on drugs: In reality, it was always a war on a very particular set of people — and you can probably guess who those people are.

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❝ THE HUGE FAILURE we know as the “war on drugs” is back in full force under the Trump administration, thanks in no small part to Attorney General Jeff Sessions’s retrograde tough-on-crime approach to drugs. It’s not hard to understand why someone like Sessions, with a history of racism, would love the war on drugs: In reality, it was always a war on a very particular set of people — and you can probably guess who those people are. And yet despite Sessions’s best efforts, there’s been a lot of progress on legalizing marijuana; opinions are changing and, in a lot of places, so are laws.

❝ At the intersection of these pushes to legalize weed and the so-called war on drugs, there are a bevy of major scandals unfolding, all of which are ravaging communities of color. And here’s the thing about these scandals: They can’t simply be blamed…

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2 thoughts on “Politics of the War on Drugs Still Targets People of Color

  1. I love how cultural marxists portray “people of color” as being forced to traffic and use drugs because they have no freedom of choice, no freedom of association, no freedom of self determination or any personal responsibility what so ever over their actions, whenever they are in the presence of white people.

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  2. The term “cultural Marxist” is a new one to me, Bone Fish. Are you referring to the author of this article? If so, I think you might be missing the point of this article about disproportionate policing.

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