Monday, March 17, 2014

Policy Mic: Reparations - Owed to Victims of Mindless War on Drugs

Policy Mic provides excellent infograph data on disparities in arrests for Marijuana when it comes to Black/Brown people, meanwhile the goverment has legalized pot and like "the teacher" KRS One once said "Illegal Business" controls America...


But the real impact of marijuana criminalization does not end with prison time: “We arrest these kids at young ages, saddle them with criminal records, throw them in cages, and then release them into a parallel social universe in which the very civil and human rights supposedly won in the Civil Rights movement no longer apply to them for the rest of their lives,” Alexander added. “They can be discriminated against [when it comes to] employment, housing, access to education, public benefits. They're locked into a permanent second-class status for life.” READ MORE

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