04 February 2009

Racism and the Drug War

From a New York state legislator:

African- Americans and Latinos constitut[e] 90% of those incarcerated in our state prisons for drug offenses. This profound discriminatory impact is even more shocking when the rates of illicit drug use are 8.1 percent for Whites, 7.2 percent for Latinos and 8.7 percent for African-Americans.

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