Friday, March 14, 2014

Does she have a point? Michelle Alexander: White Men getting rich off Pot Legalization, While Black Men/Boys in Jail over it...

Besides being a beautiful sister, Michelle Alexander always seems to drive the nail into the coffin of fallacy. Here she boldly points out the hypocrisy of the U.S. profiting off of the legalization of Marijuana, while destroying black/brown lives via incarceration because of the drug.


   Ever since Colorado and Washington made the unprecedented move to legalize recreational pot last year, excitement and stories of unfettered success have billowed into the air. Colorado's marijuana tax revenue far exceeded expectations, bringing a whopping $185 million to the state and tourists are lining up to taste the budding culture (pun intended). Several other states are now looking to follow suit and legalize. 
But the ramifications of this momentous shift are left unaddressed. When you flick on the TV to a segment about the flowering pot market in Colorado, you'll find that the faces of the movement are primarily white and male. Meanwhile, many of the more than  210,000 people who were arrested for marijuana possession in Colorado between 1986 and 2010 according to a report from the Marijuana Arrest Research Project, remain behind bars. Thousands of black men and boys still sit in prisons for possession of the very plant that's making those white guys on TV rich. READ MORE

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