Saturday, March 13, 2010
The Nation: The New Jim Crow
The New Jim Crow
The War on Drugs has created a permanent caste system.
"Ever since Barack Obama lifted his right hand and took his oath of office, pledging to serve the United States as its forty-fourth president, ordinary people and their leaders around the globe have been celebrating our nation's "triumph over race." Obama's election has been touted as the final nail in the coffin of Jim Crow, the bookend placed on the history of racial caste in America."