In this Feb. 1, 2011 file photo, marijuana clone plants are shown in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

As Blacks Disproportionately Face Drug Charges, NAACP Supports Marijuana Legalization

“What the drugs themselves have not destroyed, the warfare against them has. And what once began, perhaps, as a battle against dangerous substances long ago transformed itself into a venal war on our underclass. Since declaring war on drugs … we’ve been demonizing our most desperate citizens, isolating and incarcerating them and otherwise denying them […]