The Amazing History Of The Drug War…



Date: March 07, 2018

01) The Amazing History Of The Drug War


“The war on drugs: Is it a genuine public health crusade or an attempt to carry out what author Michelle Alexander characterizes as “the New Jim Crow”?

A new report by Dan Baum for Harper’s Magazine suggests the latter. Specifically, Baum refers to a quote from John Ehrlichman, who served as domestic policy chief for President Richard Nixon when the administration declared its war on drugs in 1971. According to Baum, Ehrlichman said in 1994 that the drug war was a ploy to undermine Nixon’s political opposition meaning, black people and critics of the Vietnam War…

Read More At:
https://www.vox.com/2016/3/22/11278760/war-on-drugs-racism-nixon

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