“The War On Drugs Is An Epic Fail” – Jay Z

Jay Z recently collaborated with artist Molly Crabapple to take us through a visual history on the War On Drugs. From the Nixon Administration, to the Reaganomics era; Jay Z captivates listeners with his take on the past and present, “War on Drugs” and the slow societal shift around legal marijuana.

Race plays heavily in the project as Jay Z walks us through the wars past and current impact on the black and latino communities.

“We learn how African-Americans can make up around 13 percent of the United States population — yet 31 percent of those arrested for drug law violations, even though they use and sell drugs at the same rate as whites.”

The opinion piece goes on to state:

“Prop 64 would reduce (and in many cases eliminate) criminal penalties for marijuana offenses, and it’s retroactive — people sitting in prison for low-level marijuana offenses would be released and have their records expunged.”

Where will tomorrow take us? Read the full New York Times opinion piece.

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