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“In this country, we often talk about our fight against the War on Drugs, but the sad truth is that this War on Drugs too often is a war on people of color, a war on poor Americans, a war on marginalized groups, a war on certain ethnic groups,” James told reporters outside the New York State Supreme Court in Lower Manhattan on Tuesday morning.
She noted that in addition to being arrested for committing a “relatively low-level offense,” the arrests follow young people throughout their lives.
“These are young men of color—mostly men—who are subjected to a criminal justice system for behavior… that is oftentimes overlooked, ignored or in some cases accepted in some other communities,” James continued. Link
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