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During President Obama’s first three years in office, the arrest rate for marijuana possession was about 5 percent higher than the average rate under President George W. Bush. And in 2011, marijuana use grew to about 7 percent, up from 6 percent in 2002 among Americans who said that they had used the drug in the past 30 days. Also, a majority of Americans in a Pew Research Center poll conducted in March supported legalizing marijuana.
A group of social justice activists, including Rev. Jesse Jackson, rallied in Washington Monday to protest the Obama administration and its so-called "war on drugs," which they say has unfairly targeted black communities across the country.
NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Jealous said Sunday that black Americans “are doing a full point worse” than when President Obama first took office.
Originally posted by BobAthome
and it makes u look like a country divided,,in the worlds eyes,,those eyes that, are sharpened ,with,,lip smacking,,,,well,, ,,,good luck.we all need it.
Obama keeping black community down
Originally posted by Grambler
reply to post by redoubt
Its true that he didn't start many of these programs but he has continued them and in many cases made them worse. I am just saying that if he wants to give a speech about the plight of black people he should actually look at how his policies are hurting them before he points the finger at others.
Originally posted by JosephPalasky
You know you guys aren't helping much.
You keep discussing it and you keep it alive. Constantly bombarded with this #. I don't care what your intentions are but as long as you categorize society into black/white, or any other category, the longer you keep those borders in place. Doesn't matter whether your intention were good.
Can ATS just shurup already? Now all of us look at our brothers differently. Thanks a mil!