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Unformatted text preview: Whites are more likely to be found with drugs in the areas where minority group members are disproportionately targeted. Nationwide, 80 percent of the countrys cocaine users are White, but law enforcement tactics concentrate on the inner-city drug trade. There is a self-fulfilling nature to racial profiling. If overwhelmingly Blacks and Latinos are investigated, they will account for the majority of successful arrests. Data presented in 1999 indicated that Blacks constitute 13 percent of the countrys drug users, 37 percent of those arrested on drug charges, 55 percent of those convicted, and 74 percent of all drug offenders sentenced to prison....
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