Thursday, October 4, 2012
Billionaire Richard Branson: War on drugs or War against African-Americans
Drug abuse less likely among black, Asian kids, study says:
Black and Asian adolescents are much less likely to abuse or become dependent on drugs and alcohol than white kids, according to a Duke University-led study based on an unusually large sample of kids from all 50 states.
"There is certainly still a myth out there that black kids are more likely to have problems with drugs than white kids, and this documents as clearly as any study we're aware of that the rate of ... substance-related disorders among African-American youths is significantly lower," said Dr. Dan Blazer of Duke's psychiatry department and a senior author of the study.
This study presents the obvious question:
If white youth -- far the majority in this country -- do more drugs than miniorities (blacks in particular) why is the prison population overwhelmingly black and Latino for drug offenses?
Billonaire Richard Branson, a member of Global Commission of Drug Policy, likewise, thinks the USA drug policy is essentially a racist war against black people:
RICHARD BRANSON has slammed America's drugs policy for being "racist" and a "war on black people" in an interview with US freesheet Metro.