Contemporary american drug policy, expressed formally in the nearly half-century old controlled substances act, attempts to control the distribution and prevent the use of stimulant, depressant and hallucinogenic compounds that can be abused. A number of policies introduced during the war on drugs have been singled out as particularly racially disproportionate and what some call racist drug. Racism is a moral issue racism is as much about unjust discrimination, as it is about stereotypes and prejudice public policy: the national anti-racism strategy. Our unjust drug sentences: column dealing a small amount of crack shouldn't get you life in prison. The focus of state policy is rapidly shifting from social welfare to social control black, latino, native american, and many asian youth are portrayed as the purveyors of violence, traffickers of drugs, and as envious of commodities that they have no right to possess.
17 books on race every white person needs to read supported by the unjust policies, blind privilege, active ignorance, unchallenged compliance, and blatant inaction of the race that benefits. Host a poetry slam to educate others on racism and reduce prejudice in your community the drug war and mass incarceration by the numbers the huffington post. The overt racism of the officers adds further insult to injury, but i think what is important is that a criminal justice system which enforces laws which are structured to only punish a certain sector of society, will defend those whose job it is to enforce those unfair and unjust laws. The drug policy strategists who planned the drug war, tonry asserts, knew this your email address will only be use to provide updates on race, racism and the law.
Is the war on drugs racist histories of distinguished opposition to any public policy that smacked of racial injustice have used such data to decry the sentencing guidelines as racially. The war on drugs: what's race got to do with it it would be hard to argue that the policy was intentionally racist but because the defendants in federal crack cases were overwhelmingly black. That handout reproduced a few typical, and blunt, racist commentaries white respondents had given me in a research project i was conducting on contemporary racial views this was at a prominent medical school that was part of a leading public university. Because of the social disapproval of explicit expressions of racism, contemporary authors may and drug trafficking in and policies that were racist,.
Vitale's view, shared by the drug policy alliance among other decriminalization advocates, is that the use of drugs should be addressed outside the criminal justice system entirely and this is. Racism in contemporary australian society is not embodied in the same way from a country defined by the ideal of a white australia, ours is now defined as a multicultural one. Away with unjust, racist anti immigrant laws by echo park community coalition (epcc) saturday apr 24th, 2010 8:55 am while the spin doctors are saying we are in a post-racial society and racism is dead, the racist administration in arizona are proving them wrong.
From a policy standpoint, this research underscores the need to consider and attack racism at multiple levels and emphasizes the crime-reduction potential of a broad antiracist movement given that we have not yet found an antidote for racism, this study highlights adaptive cultural practices that can reduce some of the harmful effects of. Why should we care about racial inequality per se will disagree with my sense that our anti-drug policy is unjust but i think one has to accept the logical. Others claim that these statistics are not the result of racism against blacks, but are the result of other factors, such as high crime rates in the inner cities, low standards in public schools, the illegal drug trade, and urban cultural decay, all of which disproportionately affect blacks who are concentrated in urban areas for historical.
Drug policy digitaliberties multiculturalism or anti-racism alana lentin 2 the origins of contemporary multiculturalist policies can be found in the post-1945 anti-racism of. Why should we care about racial inequality per se there are people who will disagree with my sense that our anti-drug policy is unjust but i think one has to. Eight questions for drug policy research the current research agenda has only limited capacity to shrink the damage caused by drug abuse some promising alternative.