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1   Aphroman   ignore (6)   2018 Jun 13, 12:12pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Last year, Rep. Bobby Rush (D-IL) filed a bill that would have established a commission to study the impact of mass incarceration and forced prison labor on black Americans. It also sought answers from the commission as to whether the federal government should “offer a formal apology on behalf of the people of the United States to the African-American victims of the ‘War on Drugs’ and their descendants” and whether “any form of compensation to the victims of the ‘War on Drugs’ and their descendants is warranted.”

Coleman’s new resolution is supported by 27 cosponsors and a number of civil rights and drug policy organizations, including the Drug Policy Alliance, NAACP and the Sentencing Project.
2   Aphroman   ignore (6)   2018 Jun 13, 12:13pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

To acknowledge that the War on Drugs has been a failed policy in achieving the goal of reducing drug use, and for the House of Representatives to apologize to the individuals and communities that were victimized by this policy.

Whereas, until the early 1900s, most of today’s illegal substances were not regulated by the Federal Government, and there was no “War on Drugs”;

Whereas, in the 1930s, the first Commissioner of the Federal Bureau of Narcotics, Harry J. Anslinger, who was a strong opponent to marijuana, pushed a heavy propaganda campaign to demonize marijuana use, stating that it caused people to be violent and criminals;

Whereas much of this propaganda was racially charged against the Mexican-American community, for example as Commissioner Anslinger testified to the 75th Congress in 1937 that, “I wish I could show you what a small marijuana cigarette can do to one of our degenerate Spanish speaking residents. That’s why our problem is so great; the greatest percentage of our population is composed of Spanish-speaking persons, most of who are low mentally, because of social and racial conditions”;

Whereas, in 1937, the 75th Congress passed the Marijuana Tax Act which criminalized marijuana, and laws passed during the following years were introduced to institute mandatory minimum sentences for those who bought, sold, and used the drug;

Whereas over the course of the next few decades, studies conducted by scientists did not find any connection between the use of marijuana and violent behaviors, and in 1973 the Shafer Commission Report on Marijuana and Drugs concluded that, “The Commission believes that the contemporary American drug problem has emerged in part from our institutional response to drug use. … We have failed to weave policy into the fabric of social institutions.”;

Whereas despite mounting evidence, the Federal Government’s approach to the abuse of drugs continued to be one of criminalizing drug abuse instead of treatment;

Whereas, on June 18, 1971, President Richard Nixon declared the War on Drugs, stating that drug abuse is “public enemy number one”;

Whereas the Federal Government’s attitude toward drug use as a criminal problem only intensified with stricter drug laws, and the Government put little to no focus on treating those impacted;

Whereas the War on Drugs was admitted to be a move by the Nixon administration to attack his political opponents, and in 1994, President Richard Nixon’s aide John Ehrlichman admitted in an interview that the War on Drugs was a tool to arrest and manipulate Blacks and liberals stating, “We knew we couldn’t make it illegal to be either against the war or black, but by getting the public to associate the hippies with marijuana and blacks with heroin, and then criminalizing both heavily, we could disrupt those communities. We could arrest their leaders, raid their homes, break up their meetings, and vilify them night after night on the evening news. Did we know we were lying about the drugs? Of course we did.”;

Whereas in 1986, the 99th Congress passed the Anti-Drug Abuse Act establishing, for the first time, mandatory minimum sentences for those convicted of having specific amounts of cocaine;

Whereas, in 1989, drug czar William Bennett announced a $7,900,000,000 plan to combat the drug epidemic, but 70 percent of that amount went to hiring more law enforcement personnel and building prisons;

Whereas that money could have been better used to help provide treatment to the victims of those on heroin, cocaine, and other drugs;

Whereas, in 1986, the 99th Congress increased the sentences for dealing and possessing crack cocaine, and in a few years, enhanced law enforcement presence loomed over and aggressively policed communities of color;

Whereas to this day, these laws greatly target communities of color, dramatically increasing the incarceration rate of these communities and imposing a stigma that people of color are the main users of drugs, despite White Americans using at a similar if not greater rate
3   Aphroman   ignore (6)   2018 Jun 13, 12:22pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Wow. Talk about Making America Great Again! The Liberals are bringing the racist underpinnings of the Right Wingers War on Drugs out into the light of day. To acknowledge that they are Failed Losers, and to offer up formal apology.

It’s no wonder why so called “patriots” Libertarian/Republicans sat by idly and quietly rooted for the War on Drugs to continue:


Whereas the War on Drugs was admitted to be a move by the Nixon administration to attack his political opponents, and in 1994, President Richard Nixon’s aide John Ehrlichman admitted in an interview that the War on Drugs was a tool to arrest and manipulate Blacks and liberals stating, “We knew we couldn’t make it illegal to be either against the war or black, but by getting the public to associate the hippies with marijuana and blacks with heroin, and then criminalizing both heavily, we could disrupt those communities. We could arrest their leaders, raid their homes, break up their meetings, and vilify them night after night on the evening news. Did we know we were lying about the drugs? Of course we did.”


States Rights?
Return to Law and Order?
Personal Responsibility?
Freedom?

Trumpublicans would gladly sacrifice everything it means to be an American, so long as they think it’s only weaponized against Liberals and blacks and Mexicans. This is an indisputable fact(not that anyone ever tries to challenge it anyway) and the reason why i never trust these people with our government. They’re not that smart, easily manipulated, blind with hate, and at their core just plain shitty Americans. It will be interesting to see how many Republicans become liberals this November when the liberals make this issue front and center
4   MbS   ignore (3)   2018 Jun 13, 1:35pm   ↑ like (3)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

No call for "reparations"? Weak.
5   dr6B   ignore (1)   2018 Jun 13, 1:37pm   ↑ like (6)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

If race-baiting would be taken out of these resolutions, they would actually be pretty good.
6   Aphroman   ignore (6)   2018 Jun 13, 3:39pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

drB6 says
If race-baiting would be taken out of these resolutions, they would actually be pretty good.


That’s an odd response to their suggestion.

Is it race baiting to point out that the war on Drugs was born of racism? Obviously perpetuated by racism.
7   dr6B   ignore (1)   2018 Jun 13, 4:06pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Aphroman says
Is it race baiting to point out that the war on Drugs was born of racism? Obviously perpetuated by racism.

Most likely, cause for failed war against drugs was that someone profited from it. Pharmaceutical companies, prison guards, etc.
8   BlueSardine   ignore (2)   2018 Jun 13, 4:11pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

If libbies ever ran out of things to guilt out about they'd pull a Bourdaine in a BourInstant...
9   RC2006   ignore (0)   2018 Jun 13, 5:39pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Aphroman says
Is it race baiting to point out that the war on Drugs was born of racism? Obviously perpetuated by racism.


You see every issue through the glasses of racism. Drugs are in general bad for humans because people abuse them it has nothing to do with racism. I suppose prohibition was racist to right? I will be the first person to say for the most part the war on drugs was a failure but its intentions for the most part were not bad and came from the fact a lot of people have suffered from the abuse of drugs.
10   Aphroman   ignore (6)   2018 Jun 13, 6:05pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

RC2006 says
Aphroman says
Is it race baiting to point out that the war on Drugs was born of racism? Obviously perpetuated by racism.


You see every issue through the glasses of racism. Drugs are in general bad for humans because people abuse them it has nothing to do with racism. I suppose prohibition was racist to right? I will be the first person to say for the most part the war on drugs was a failure but its intentions for the most part were not bad and came from the fact a lot of people have suffered from the abuse of drugs.


I do? Which issues are you referring to?

I’m merely posting quotes from the article taken from legislators who are simply using data. On this one particular issue.

It’s very obvious that the Cannabis Prohibition was born of racism and has only survived this long because of racism. Why is this glaringly obvious truth so impossible for you guys to own?


Do you deny the propaganda of the 1930’s existed?

Do you deny that The Nixon admin :

Whereas the War on Drugs was admitted to be a move by the Nixon administration to attack his political opponents, and in 1994, President Richard Nixon’s aide John Ehrlichman admitted in an interview that the War on Drugs was a tool to arrest and manipulate Blacks and liberals stating, “We knew we couldn’t make it illegal to be either against the war or black, but by getting the public to associate the hippies with marijuana and blacks with heroin, and then criminalizing both heavily, we could disrupt those communities. We could arrest their leaders, raid their homes, break up their meetings, and vilify them night after night on the evening news. Did we know we were lying about the drugs? Of course we did.”
11   Aphroman   ignore (6)   2018 Jun 13, 6:07pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

RC2006 says
Aphroman says
Is it race baiting to point out that the war on Drugs was born of racism? Obviously perpetuated by racism.


You see every issue through the glasses of racism. Drugs are in general bad for humans because people abuse them it has nothing to do with racism. I suppose prohibition was racist to right? I will be the first person to say for the most part the war on drugs was a failure but its intentions for the most part were not bad and came from the fact a lot of people have suffered from the abuse of drugs.


Did the War on Drugs result in less people suffering from the abuse of drugs? Or more people? So then what was the point?
12   RC2006   ignore (0)   2018 Jun 13, 6:35pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Aphroman says
Did the War on Drugs result in less people suffering from the abuse of drugs? Or more people? So then what was the point?


What does any of that have to do with you saying it is all about racism?
13   Aphroman   ignore (6)   2018 Jun 13, 6:45pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

RC2006 says
Aphroman says
Did the War on Drugs result in less people suffering from the abuse of drugs? Or more people? So then what was the point?


What does any of that have to do with you saying it is all about racism?


Why do some people answer a question with a question? That’s not how it works


right? I will be the first person to say for the most part the war on drugs was a failure but its intentions for the most part were not bad and came from the fact a lot of people have suffered from the abuse of drugs.
14   RC2006   ignore (0)   2018 Jun 13, 7:11pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Will on that I agree with you.

On your question I can't answer that because hindsight is 20/20 and nobody could say honestly what would have happened if things were done differently. Personally all I can say is I think for the most part it was a failure like I already said.
15   Quigley   ignore (0)   2018 Jun 13, 7:14pm   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

If black people would have just stopped using and selling drugs, they’d never have been “abused” by the war on drugs!
Or are you saying that blacks are so irresponsible and child-like that they can’t possibly be responsible for their own actions?
If so, that’s a pretty racist stance to take!
You should be ashamed of yourself.
16   Aphroman   ignore (6)   2018 Jun 13, 7:15pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Quigley says
If black people would have just stopped using and selling drugs, they’d never have been “abused” by the war on drugs!
Or are you saying that blacks are so irresponsible and child-like that they can’t possibly be responsible for their own actions?
If so, that’s a pretty racist stance to take!
You should be ashamed of yourself.


This doesn’t make any sense
17   TwoScoopsOfSpaceForce   ignore (4)   2018 Jun 13, 7:19pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Apologize, Shitlords!
18   MbS   ignore (3)   2018 Jun 13, 9:34pm   ↑ like (3)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Aphroman says
Quigley says
If black people would have just stopped using and selling drugs, they’d never have been “abused” by the war on drugs!
Or are you saying that blacks are so irresponsible and child-like that they can’t possibly be responsible for their own actions?
If so, that’s a pretty racist stance to take!
You should be ashamed of yourself.


This doesn’t make any sense


It actually does.
19   Aphroman   ignore (6)   2018 Jun 13, 10:27pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Hassan_Rouhani says
Aphroman says
Quigley says
If black people would have just stopped using and selling drugs, they’d never have been “abused” by the war on drugs!
Or are you saying that blacks are so irresponsible and child-like that they can’t possibly be responsible for their own actions?
If so, that’s a pretty racist stance to take!
You should be ashamed of yourself.


This doesn’t make any sense


It actually does.


Explain
20   CBOEtrader   ignore (2)   2018 Jun 13, 11:08pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

RC2006 says
Aphroman says
Is it race baiting to point out that the war on Drugs was born of racism? Obviously perpetuated by racism.


Is it wrong to point out that abortion and the welfare state were born of racism and perpetuated by racism?
21   Aphroman   ignore (6)   2018 Jul 12, 6:25am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

dr6B says
If race-baiting would be taken out of these resolutions, they would actually be pretty good.


But Ron Paul tho

I see where he is different from most Right Wingnuts, n that he isn’t afraid to speak the truth about the Republicans racist War on Drugs
22   Tenpoundbass   ignore (11)   2018 Jul 12, 6:31am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Sergent!
Yes Captain!
Fire on the Rabble!
The small guns Sir?
No use the Bigins!
23   dr6B   ignore (1)   2018 Jul 12, 6:31am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Aphroman: If you want to have result in something like abolishing drug war, you need an inclusive message that everyone (or most people) can agree on. Some slogans, even if they were true 50 yrs ago, which feel good but drive away a large number of voters who are on fence about the issue, should not be used. Instead, find something that most can agree on and which is not divisive. Then perhaps do-gooders on right who want to control what other people do based on their own opinions of morality/religion will lose. If you succumb to emotions and slogans, you will lose.
24   Aphroman   ignore (6)   2018 Jul 12, 6:52am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

dr6B says
Aphroman: If you want to have result in something like abolishing drug war, you need an inclusive message that everyone (or most people) can agree on. Some slogans, even if they were true 50 yrs ago, which feel good but drive away a large number of voters who are on fence about the issue, should not be used. Instead, find something that most can agree on and which is not divisive. Then perhaps do-gooders on right who want to control what other people do based on their own opinions of morality/religion will lose. If you succumb to emotions and slogans, you will lose.


Why does speaking the truth about the racist motives that drive the war on drugs, need to be censored?

What kind of shitty excuse for an American needs to be lied to and treated with little kid gloves, to support doing the right thing?
25   dr6B   ignore (1)   2018 Jul 12, 7:09am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Aphroman says
Why does speaking the truth about the racist motives that drive the war on drugs, need to be censored?

I do not think this is true. Drug on wars WAS driven by racism, but now it is not. It is driven by economics of prohibition (prison guards, pharma etc), and its effects fall more on minorities, but a rich minority will get off just as well as a rich white person.

Aphroman says
What kind of shitty excuse for an American needs to be lied to and treated with little kid gloves, to support doing the right thing


As I said, I believe your opinion is wrong. However, if one needs to get emotional satisfaction rather than results, then accusing majority of society of things they did not do is a way to go.
26   Aphroman   ignore (6)   2018 Jul 12, 7:16am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

dr6B says
Aphroman: If you want to have result in something like abolishing drug war, you need an inclusive message that everyone (or most people) can agree on. Some slogans, even if they were true 50 yrs ago, which feel good but drive away a large number of voters who are on fence about the issue, should not be used. Instead, find something that most can agree on and which is not divisive. Then perhaps do-gooders on right who want to control what other people do based on their own opinions of morality/religion will lose. If you succumb to emotions and slogans, you will lose.


You’re basically advocating a Safe Space for the Special ed Snowflakes. Fuck that, I don’t believe in political correctness. Especially in the name of shielding Christian Conservatives from the truth about their bigoted history


One of Richard Nixon's top advisers and a key figure in the Watergate scandal said the war on drugs was created as a political tool to fight blacks and hippies, according to a 22-year-old interview recently published in Harper's Magazine.

"The Nixon campaign in 1968, and the Nixon White House after that, had two enemies: the antiwar left and black people," former Nixon domestic policy chief John Ehrlichman told Harper's writer Dan Baum for the April cover story published Tuesday.

"You understand what I'm saying? We knew we couldn't make it illegal to be either against the war or black, but by getting the public to associate the hippies with marijuana and blacks with heroin. And then criminalizing both heavily, we could disrupt those communities," Ehrlichman said. "We could arrest their leaders. raid their homes, break up their meetings, and vilify them night after night on the evening news. Did we know we were lying about the drugs? Of course we did."
27   dr6B   ignore (1)   2018 Jul 12, 7:20am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Aphroman says
You’re basically advocating a Safe Space for the Special ed Snowflakes. Fuck that, I don’t believe in political correctness. Especially in the name of shielding Christian Conservatives from the truth about their bigoted history

No, I am just saying that (1) drug war now is not based on race and saying that it is, is very counterproductive (and both of us agree that 50 yrs ago it WAS based on race), and (2) instead of yelling "everyone other than me is stupid", perhaps it is worth discussing issues such as this one without emotions. Facts simply can not support war on drugs, unless one wants communism and state control of personal liberties.

There are plenty issues which do not matter, such as JESUS! in schools, where we can let our emotions fly high and accuse opponents of being either JESUS freaks or INFIDELS..
28   Aphroman   ignore (6)   2018 Jul 12, 7:44am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

dr6B says
Aphroman says
You’re basically advocating a Safe Space for the Special ed Snowflakes. Fuck that, I don’t believe in political correctness. Especially in the name of shielding Christian Conservatives from the truth about their bigoted history

No, I am just saying that (1) drug war now is not based on race and saying that it is, is very counterproductive (and both of us agree that 50 yrs ago it WAS based on race), and (2) instead of yelling "everyone other than me is stupid", perhaps it is worth discussing issues such as this one without emotions. Facts simply can not support war on drugs, unless one wants communism and state control of personal liberties.

There are plenty issues which do not matter, such as JESUS! in schools, where we can let our emotions fly high and accuse opponents of being either JESUS freaks or INFIDELS..


When did it stop being about race? I and everyone fighting the good fight missed the memo.

I don’t find emotions in well known, obvious facts, however the fact that the War on Drugs is based on racism seems to be a trigger for you. Why is that?

I’m curious as hell why you feel that now all of a sudden it isn’t about race. I get that they’re less open about it, but bigotry is out of style so most know to be less open about it nowadays
29   dr6B   ignore (1)   2018 Jul 12, 8:47am   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

dr6B says
When did it stop being about race? I and everyone fighting the good fight missed the memo.

I have not seen proof that it is about the race NOW. I have seen proof that it was about race 50 yrs ago. I also have seen proof that it is about being poor now (as in sentencing celebrities to rehab vs. average Joe to jailtime). Until I have seen such proof, I will keep considering that primary cause (besides stupidity) for War against Drugs currently is economics.
30   Quigley   ignore (0)   2018 Jul 12, 9:26am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Tell your homies in da hood to give up their drugs, get jobs, and stop being oppressed.
Hah! Too bad that’ll never happen.
And it really is too bad.
We need criminal negros like we need Muslim terrorists: not at all.
31   RC2006   ignore (0)   2018 Jul 12, 9:40am   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Next will be black obesity caused by white racism.
32   Ceffer   ignore (1)   2018 Jul 12, 10:28am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

The victim card's florid mythology needs new chapters, and new heights of hyperbole!
33   dr6B   ignore (1)   2018 Jul 12, 11:13am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Quigley says
Tell your homies in da hood to give up their drugs, get jobs, and stop being oppressed.

These days, racial distribution of drug users is changing fast.

Studying data from the Centers for Disease Control, The New York Times writes that because of the number of white Americans aged 25-34 dying from heroin and prescription medication overdoses, theirs is the first generation since the Vietnam War “to experience higher death rates in early adulthood than the generation preceding it.” The chief medical officer of a nonprofit treatment institution that has facilities in 10 states tells Vice (in an article entitled “Heroin Kills More White People Than Anyone Else”) that the wave of heroin fatalities, powered by exposure to prescription opioids like OxyContin and Vicodin, “has hit every white socioeconomic class.” In “a retrospective analysis of the past 50 years,” the American Medical Association’s JAMA Psychiatry found that heroin users are “primarily white men and women.” Figures released by the Centers for Disease Control have found that heroin use has doubled among white Americans, and, in particular, female white Americans.

The rise of the prescription painkiller epidemic has changed the public perception of drug addiction in the United States, especially as it pertains to race. The Economist writes of how a generation ago, the common image of a drug user was usually a poor African American living under a bridge. Today, “the face of heroin use in America has changed utterly,” and is more likely to be white, female, and living in an affluent suburb.

This also shows that "war against drugs" is not based on race any more.
34   Aphroman   ignore (6)   2018 Jul 12, 11:19am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

dr6B says
Quigley says
Tell your homies in da hood to give up their drugs, get jobs, and stop being oppressed.

These days, racial distribution of drug users is changing fast.

Studying data from the Centers for Disease Control, The New York Times writes that because of the number of white Americans aged 25-34 dying from heroin and prescription medication overdoses, theirs is the first generation since the Vietnam War “to experience higher death rates in early adulthood than the generation preceding it.” The chief medical officer of a nonprofit treatment institution that has facilities in 10 states tells Vice (in an article entitled “Heroin Kills More White People Than Anyone Else”) that the wave of heroin fatalities, powered by exposure to prescription opioids like OxyContin and Vicodin, “has hit every white socioeconomic class.” In “a retrospective analysis of the past 50 years,” the American Medical ...


How do you figure it does that?

When it was crack cocaine a young black male could get 20 years in prison for having a one nite supply of the drug in his possession

Now that it’s primarily white peoples hooked on heroin, it’s a public health issue we must sympathize, subsidize and virtue signal over.

What year did The War on Drugs stop being about race?
35   Aphroman   ignore (6)   2018 Jul 12, 11:20am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Quigley says
Tell your homies in da hood to give up their drugs, get jobs, and stop being oppressed.
Hah! Too bad that’ll never happen.
And it really is too bad.
We need criminal negros like we need Muslim terrorists: not at all.


Stay classy, pal
36   Aphroman   ignore (6)   2018 Jul 12, 11:21am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

RC2006 says
Next will be black obesity caused by white racism.


How does that have anything to do with the topic at hand?

Why is Ron Paul lying about The War on Drugs being born and perpetuated in bigotry?
37   Aphroman   ignore (6)   2018 Jul 12, 11:25am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Ron Paul was saying that the War on Drugs was based on racism as recently as 2007.

So was it 2008 when all of a sudden, miraculously, they removed the racist part of The War, yet kept everything else in tact?

38   dr6B   ignore (1)   2018 Jul 12, 11:51am   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Aphroman says
Ron Paul was saying that the War on Drugs was based on racism as recently as 2007.

He said that blacks suffer disproportionately because of war on drugs. That is not the same as saying that war on drugs is based on racism. Similarly, men suffer more from war on drugs than women - is one of reasons for war on drugs sexism also?
Aphroman says
When it was crack cocaine a young black male could get 20 years in prison for having a one nite supply of the drug in his possession

Now that it’s primarily white peoples hooked on heroin, it’s a public health issue we must sympathize, subsidize and virtue signal over.

What year did The War on Drugs stop being about race?


Poor vs. middle class or rich is the reason for 20 yrs vs. probation. The reason why more and more people think it is a "public health issue" is probably related to knowing someone who is hooked on drugs in their circle of friends.
I am sure Whitney Houston, Oprah, and Samuel Jackson did lots of hard time due to their drug use because they are minority...oops...they were rich so it wasnothing, just like for white celebs.
Still waiting for proof that war on drugs is based on racism (and not sexism, for example).
39   lostand confused   ignore (0)   2018 Jul 12, 11:54am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

The left-they lose even when they are supporting a position that si right-why , why are they this dense.
40   RC2006   ignore (0)   2018 Jul 12, 12:09pm   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Aphroman says
RC2006 says
Next will be black obesity caused by white racism.


How does that have anything to do with the topic at hand?

Why is Ron Paul lying about The War on Drugs being born and perpetuated in bigotry?


Because the war on drugs has nothing to do with race it was suppose to stop an epidemic of drug abuse with everyone even though it failed horribly. Blacks just got caught up in it more and use racism as an excuse. Every black failing is turned into something about racism instead of taking account of the situation and fixing it.

People are getting fatigued by the race card being used for every failing by blacks. If we had a war on murder, stealing, aids, abortions, and violence blacks would be caught up in it more than anyone else. At some point a people have to change or stop complaining about it or people will still be debating in another 100 years from now and nothing will be fixed. Blacks are their own worst enemy.

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