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Truth is in favor of you and me; for the truth of our enemies whom we have been serving here in the U.S.A. for over 400 years (whom we did not know to be our enemies by nature) is the truth that the Black Man must have knowledge of to be able to keep from falling into the deceiving traps that are being laid by our enemies to catch us in their way which is opposed to the way of righteous of whom we are members. ~ The Honorable Elijah Muhammad

Friday, September 21, 2012

Is the US war on drugs racist? - Inside Story: US 2012

Despite promises by the US president to re-evaluate US drug policies, more than half of Obama's drug control budget continues to go towards law enforcement.

And as the war on drugs rages in US inner cities, the issue has not come up on the campaign trail of either Obama or his Republican presidential opponent, Mitt Romney.

Al Jazeera's Fault Lines presenter Sebastian Walker went to Baltimore, one of the country's most dangerous cities, and found that it is African-Americans who pay the greatest price in this war.

Drug arrests have swelled since the 1970s and African-Americans make up a disproportionate percentage of those arrested. - Al Jazeera English


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