Locking Up Our Own

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It is now widely known that the drug war has caused tremendous damage–especially in the low-income African American communities that have been its primary target….Blacks are much more likely than whites to be arrested, convicted, and incarcerated for drug offenses, even though blacks are no more likely than whites to use drugs.

-James Forman, Jr., Locking Up our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America

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