Friday, July 20, 2012

ACLU's Page on The War on Drugs

The ACLU has created a great page on their blog dedicated to information related to the War on Drugs. If you don't already know, the War on Drugs, declared by President Nixon, was actually started for political reasons. Over the past 40 years, the War on Drugs has had devastating affects on the African-American community and has been the largest contributing factor to the explosion in the U.S. prison population. As a result of War on Drugs laws, African Americans are incarcerated at rates 10 times greater than whites, even though whites commit more drug offenses.

Check out the ACLU War on Drugs page, and get to work helping to change the laws that contribute to this injustice.

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