The War on Drugs is the new Slavery

A new book from an Ohio State law professor reports that there are now more black American men in prison, jail, on probation, or on parole than were enslaved in 1850.  This is largely due, the author has found, to the impact of the War on Drugs, which is “‘waged almost exclusively in poor communities of color,’ she said, even though studies have shown that whites use and sell illegal drugs at rates equal to or above blacks.”  Here’s an interview with the author:

Read more here.  Hat tip to Matt Cockerill.

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