Those who foolishly think that race is no longer an issue just because we have a black president ignore (among other things) the overwhelming imbalance in police harassment, arrest and incarceration rates of black men versus the rest of society. Michelle Alexander, author of "The New Jim Crow" gives some straight talk about the so-called “War on Drugs”, which started in the 70’s and continues to disproportionally impact people of color today.
Started under Nixon and perpetuated by Reagan, Bush and Clinton, this “war” has lined the pockets of the CEOs of the corporate prison industrial complex, while millions of the last two generations of black men have been locked up behind bars.
To read more on the war on drugs and the impact on black men:
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