Black Lives Matter

Urban Survivor’s Union officially endorses Black Lives Matter.  There is no denying that the drug war plays a central role in the conflict between the police and the black community.  Black people make up about 13% of the population, but 30% of all drug arrests; blacks account for nearly 90% of all federal crack cocaine prosecutions.  Americas War on Crack Cocaine created a situation that looks very much like the racist drug war rhetoric of  the past created a situation where federal crack offenders were sentenced to far more prison time that white powder cocaine offenders.  We know that these arrests are not respective to the number of people who use the drugs. People of color are disproportionately targeted in traffic stop and stop-and-frisks even though whites are more likely to be using and carrying drugs.  (alternet.org)

COME and Organize with us on Tuesday’s 1114 Grove Street from 6:30- 7:30  APATHY TO ACTION

 

https://campaigns.organizefor.org/efforts/m4bl

http://www.alternet.org/drugs/black-lives-matter-makes-powerful-connection-racist-drug-war

 

 

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