Sunday, December 19, 2004

72% of drug users in America are white

If you don't think the Rockerfeller Drug laws need to be reformed, take a look at this:

- African Americans represent 12.7% of the US population
- 15% of US drug users (72% of all users are white)
- 36.8% of those arrested for a drug-related crime
- 48.2% of American adults in state, and federal prisons and local jails and
- 42.5% of prisoners under sentence of death.
- Due to felony convictions, 1.46 million African American men out of a total voting population of 10.4 million have lost their right to vote.
- One in three black men between the ages of 20 and 29 live under some form of correctional supervision or control.

Read an interesting take on this here.