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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sat Oct 20, 2012, 09:07 PM

5. I definitely agree however

I think, because drug USERS and drug PURVEYORS are treated differently by the legal system (personal use may get off scot-free vs. intent to distribute which can put you in the clink), there may be some additional conclusions to be drawn regarding racial makeup of those buckets. I'm not saying the drug war isn't racist - anything that has such a disproportionate effect on people of color is clearly racist - but I think there are more complexities to be teased out here.

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