War On Drugs And Racism

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In what way has the war on drugs been criticized as racist? Considering the statistics showing whites more likely to have a drug problem than blacks, Hispanics and blacks are 10 times more likely to be arrested for drug related crimes and given extensive prison sentences. I find it disturbing that people in Colorado are making billions in the marijuana business, ( which I'm not against it has boosted their economy) but in other states people with non-violent possession charges are getting 13 to 20 years in prison. This ends up costing taxpayers millions of
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