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Two organizations that have taken the lead in opposing racial profiling for many years are the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). The New Jersey state chapters of the two organizations played a major role in moving the issue forward to where it is today. The ACLU's web site includes extensive information on racial profiling, which can be found at http://www.aclu.org/profiling/. Victims of profiling can make themselves heard by calling the ACLU's national profiling hotline at (877) 6-PROFILE.

The ACLU of Pennsylvania has published a report on racial profiling in Philadelphia.

A report on racial profiling by the North Carolina State Highway Patrol was carried out by the North Carolina Center for Crime and Justice Research (NCCCJR) at North Carolina State University and the Center for Criminal Justice Research & International Initiatives (CCJRII) at North Carolina Central University.

Read  Justice on Trial: Racial Disparities in the Criminal Justice System, a report from the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights.

The web site of the William Moses Kunstler Fund for Racial Justice has photographs from Tulia, Texas visit by the Journey for Justice. Read DRCNet's interview with the President of the Amarillo branch of the NAACP.

Many of the important statistics on the criminal justice crisis and its racially disparate nature have been researched by  The Sentencing Project. We urge you to check out their web site and reports. The Sentencing Project has also recently published a manual for criminal justice practitioners on reducing racial disparity in the criminal justice system. Another valuable source of criminal justice information is the Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice and the Center's Justice Policy Institute.

Common Sense for Drug Policy has published Drug War Facts, an extensive compilation of facts and stats on all areas of drug policy.

The Lindesmith Center-Drug Policy Foundation, a convener of last summer's Shadow Conventions, has published a Race and the Drug War fact sheet.

The Dogwood Center has analyzed the racially disparate impact of drug injection-related AIDS in its Health Emergency 2001 report.

DrugSense maintains an online archive of mainstream media articles on race and the drug war.

One of the worst aspects of the today's drug war is mandatory minimum sentencing. Families Against Mandatory Minimums is a national organization working at the federal and state level to repeal mandatory minimums and reform sentencing guidelines. The November Coalition is an organization of drug war prisoners and their families and supporters; November recently received the prestigious Letelier-Moffit human rights award. One of the most well known victims of mandatory minimum sentencing is Kemba Smith; please visit the Kemba Smith Justice Project and sign Kemba's petition for clemency. Please visit the Jubilee Justice campaign and the Coalition for Jubilee Clemency to support their call to President Clinton for clemency for nonviolent federal drug offenders; the Coalition is coordinated by the Criminal Justice Policy Foundation.

Read the California Legislature's Task Force on Government Oversight report on racial discrimination, with authored by Gary Webb.

There are a wide range of national, state and issue-specific organizations opposing the Drug War in its current form. Please visit our main links page to find out about some of them.

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