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Rand Paul op-ed: Drug war targets minorities, incentivizes racial profiling

The justice system is stacked against minorities, even though white people use drugs just as often.

by Rand Paul 1:56 p.m. EDT June 24, 2013

The justice system is stacked against minorities, even though white people use drugs just as often.

Speaking at Howard University in April, I argued that big government is no friend to black Americans. The New York Times article earlier this month "Blacks Are Singled Out for Marijuana Arrests, Federal Data Suggests" reminded me how true this was.

A report released recently by the American Civil Liberties Union revealed that nationally, blacks were four times as likely as whites to be arrested for marijuana possession. It also indicated that these unfortunate numbers were true despite the fact that marijuana use is about the same for both black and white Americans.

Why is this happening? Why the vast disparity?

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Black Americans are being imprisoned far more than white Americans for marijuana possession for one primary reason: the federal government subsidizes it.

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Good outreach Rand.

this is how to do it.