The Effect Of The American Drug War On African-Americans

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It is a colossal failure. It nearly destroyed a generation of people. As the War on Drugs near 50 years, we know it was a massive failure. I am talking about the failed American Drug War and its negative effects on African-Americans. Let us never forget the moment when President Nixon’s former domestic policy chief John Ehrlichman revealed in an interview with Harper’s Magazine in 1994 that was published last year that, “The Nixon campaign in 1968, and the Nixon White House after that, had two enemies: the antiwar left and black people”. Moreover, he 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.”…show more content…
From the infamous Rockefeller Drug laws that sentenced people to the mandatory 15 year sentence for possession or selling of drugs to the militarization of your local police station, the War on Drugs effect has been felt nearly everywhere in the country. Negatively affected with the drawn out War on Drugs, African-Americans still suffer from its effects

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