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Unequal under law : race in the war on drugs

Author: Doris Marie Provine
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©2007.
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Race is clearly a factor in government efforts to control dangerous drugs, but the precise ways that race affects drug laws remain difficult to pinpoint. Illuminating this elusive relationship, this book lays out how decades of both manifest and latent racism helped shape a punitive U.S. drug policy whose onerous impact on racial minorities has been willfully ignored by Congress and the courts. The author's analysis  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Provine, Doris Marie.
Unequal under law.
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©2007
(OCoLC)608374705
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Doris Marie Provine
ISBN: 9780226684604 0226684601 9780226684628 0226684628
OCLC Number: 84903534
Description: viii, 207 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Racial discrimination in the eyes of the law --
Race in America's first war on drugs --
Negro cocaine fiends, Mexican marijuana smokers, and Chinese opium addicts : the drug menace in racial relief --
Congress on crack : how race-neutral language hides racial meaning --
The racial impact of the war on drugs : how government coped --
Racial justice : the courts consider sentencing disparities.
Responsibility: Doris Marie Provine.
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