Race and Drug Arrests: Another Big Lie

   

American Renaissance

 

Published on Feb 20, 2015

Are blacks more likely to be arrested for drug offenses despite using drugs at the same rates as whites? Conventional wisdom has it that the war on drugs is inherently discriminatory, but a closer look at black crime statistics undermines explanations that rely exclusively on racial bias or police discrimination. Jared Taylor, editor of American Renaissance, discusses several empirical studies that support a more nuanced understanding of differential arrest rates for drug-related crimes, one that avoids the pitfalls of the typically reductive explanations that emphasize systemic anti-black discrimination by a hopelessly racist police force.

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The Color of Crime. New Century Foundation, 2005.

The War on Marijuana in Black and White. ACLU, June 2013.

Fendrich, Michael, and Timothy P. Johnson. "Race/Ethnicity Differences in the Validity of Self-Reported Drug Use." Journal of Urban Health 82.3 (2005).

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