Saturday, March 24, 2007

How the “War on Drugs” Laws Really Work

With the exception of the experts on African American culture at Fox News and their silly little attempt to redefine Barack Obama as something other then African American, Weird Wally has stayed out of the “race drama.”

But when he came across this piece by Arianna Huffington, WW had a shift in perception.

What Ms. Huffington saved for the last paragraph in her post, WW would have used as the lead:

“A 2000 study found that 1.4 million African American men — 13% of the total black male population — were unable to vote in the 2000 election because of state laws barring felons access to the polls. In Florida, one in three black men is permanently disqualified from voting. Think that might have made a difference in the 2000 race? Our shortsighted drug laws have become the 21st century manifestation of Jim Crow.”

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Trust me,
Weird Wally
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