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A national study on racial profiling in marijuana arrests boots up a dusty chapter of my life. Nearly 40 years ago, I wrote a Ph.D. dissertation titled The Literature of Addiction. It was, if I do say so myself, a windy, pretentious and torturously
In Wisconsin, blacks are arrested at more than 6 times the rates of whites for possession of pot. Here's a pop quiz: How many more times is a black person likely to be arrested for pot possession than a white person in America? This level of racist
N.Y. (AP) Black people are almost 10 times more likely to be arrested for marijuana possession than white people in Brooklyn and Manhattan, and there are similar racial disparities around upstate New York's largest cities. The analysis of low-level
A group of civil rights organizations have filed a judicial misconduct complaint against a sitting federal judge for racist and other inappropriate comments she allegedly made during a speech at the University of Pennsylvania Law School in
“Black Americans were nearly four times as likely as whites to be arrested on charges of marijuana possession in 2010, even though the two groups used the drug at similar rates, according to new federal data,” reports the
People gathered for a meeting and press conference where a group of pastors spoke out against proposed legislation in Springfield regarding same-sex marriage at the Tinley Park Convention Center in Tinley Park, Illinois, Tuesday, May 14, 2013.
Minnesota is now the 12th US state and the first in the Midwest to legalize gay marriage. Gov. Mark Dayton (D) is poised to sign the bill into law after Monday's final legislative
Making history, America's blacks voted at higher rates than whites in 2012, lifting Democrat Barack Obama to victory amid voter apathy, particularly among young people, new census data show. Despite increasing population, the number of white voters
Justices ready to change America Thousands of pro-affirmative action protesters line the side walk in front of the Supreme Court in Washington on April 1, 2003, as the Court heard arguments in Grutter vs...The question was whether the University of
And last May, when President Obama announced his endorsment of same-sex marriage on "Good Morning America," the show's host, Robin Roberts, said that she thought his endorsement would be "a difficult conversation to have" in the black community...