07 September 2010

Reversing a trendline

"Non-Hispanic whites show the greatest odds of other illicit substance use, followed by Hispanics, and then by African Americans."

Wonder why something like a large share of people incarcerated in drug-related charges are black then... curious that.

Also amusing. We create a criminal justice system that makes it difficult for ex-cons to get jobs... which then creates more ex-cons who have every incentive to get back in the crack game instead of get a crack back in the real game. And then we criminalize petty and ridiculous things like buying, using, or selling narcotics to consenting adults, cycling them back into... using or selling narcotics.
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