Saturday, October 12, 2019

Ending Racialized Injustice

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Date: Sat, Oct 12, 2019 at 8:01 AM

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It's time for a grown-up conversation about the racialized nature of the war on drugs. Before governments, policymakers, civil society groups, and the public can have that discussion, however, the way that many countries collect data on drug crimes must undergo serious reform. Because although the racial disparities in drug law enforcement are widely understood on a general level, the truth is that detailed and reliable data is hard to find. Realizing where we have gone wrong is a prerequisite to addressing the injustices and harms of the drug war. Getting reliable data is an indispensable first step.



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