Leonard Pitts Jr. on Obama, Drug Legalization, and Racial Disparities
Pulitzer-winning author Leonard Pitts, Jr., has a piece in the Miami Herald, "If Not Drug Legalization, What, Mr. President?"
If President Obama had a son, he would look like Trayvon Martin. So the president famously said.
And the president’s son would thereby find himself at significantly greater risk of running afoul of the so-called “War on Drugs” than, say, a son of George W. Bush. Depending on what state he lived in, a Trayvon Obama might be 57 times more likely than a Trayvon Bush to be imprisoned on drug charges.
And not because blacks are committing most of the drug crime, which they're not, as Pitts demonstrates.
Nice way to start the weekend.