Compounding Racism

Fact: African Americans constitute 14-15% of the nation’s drug users. African Americans constitute approximately 13-14% of the population.

Fact: African Americans constitute 37% of those arrested for drug offenses.

Fact: African Americans constitute 59% of those convicted of drug offenses

Fact: African Americans constitute 74% of those sentenced to prison for a drug offense.

Source: ACLU, Cracks in the System

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