Wednesday, 30 July 2014

The war on drugs is racist?

It has been suggested that the war on drugs; particularly in relation to Marijuana is racist.

The war on drugs is racist

In particular, it has been noted that despite the American population being only 13% African American, 56% of people in jail are African American

Statistics suggest that most drug offences are related Marijuana possession.

FBI Drug arrest statistics

Additionally, a breakdown of data by race suggests that proportionally many more African Americans, particularly young males have been arrested for drug offences.

Crime statistics by race.

Do you believe the war on drugs is racist?

Why does observed frequencies rarely match expected frequencies?

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