Tuesday, October 9, 2012

The War on Drugs as an Epic Fail

SpearIt, a law professor at Saint Louis University, has recently penned an op-ed in connection with the state of Washington's ballot initiative on legalizing marijuana.  Hip-hop is replete with references to the abject failure of the War on Drugs and the costly destruction visited on urban communities by law enforcement engaged in this war.  The op-ed is entitled "Legalize Marijuana for Racial Justice Reasons," and appears in the Seattle Times.

From the Seattle Times:  "The war on drugs has been a colossal and costly failure, paid for largely with the blood of minority youth. In fact, the history of American drug law is one long story of discrimination against ethnic minorities, including the demonizing of Mexicans in the Southwest for marijuana use."

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