War on Drugs Hits Hardest on Black Americans

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The failed war on drugs has been ‘devastating’ for African-Americans, says a report released by the Brookings Institution. Between 1993- 2011, there were three million admissions into federal and state prisons for drug offenses—representing one-third of total admissions in recent years, Jonathan Rothwell, a Metropolitan Policy Program fellow with the think tank, writes in a
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