Fifty Years Since the War on DrugsBreaking News
tags: drugs, criminal justice, war on drugs
This summer marks 50 years since the war on drugs began under President Richard Nixon. But the opioid overdose epidemic continues to ravage the country, and incarceration—especially of Black people—has skyrocketed over the past 5 decades.
The Takeaway speaks with Aaron Morrison, the national race and ethnicity writer for Associated Press, about the history of the war on drugs and how it has impacted communities of color.
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