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Lecture 6 War on Drugs

Lecture 6 War on Drugs - The War on Drugs AKA the...

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“The War on Drugs” AKA, the disproportionate war on the working and underclass, and people of color.
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Earlier Targets of Drug Wars Early immigrant Chinese workers to the US – Opium Catholic Urban Workers (mainly Irish and Italians) – Alcohol, reason for prohibition Working Class Mexican Americans – Marijuana (extremely punitive but this has changed) Freed Black men were targeted and prohibited from using alcohol and other drugs.
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Marginal Groups
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Hyperghetto & Prison (1968-present) Reaction to Civil Unrest like the Watts Riots An underclass have already been constructed Move away from social programs and rehabilitation and big money to be made for private prisons. Moral Panics, racialized electoral politics , and demonizing people who receive public benefits (“welfare queens”) With the “war on drugs,” we’ve created a class of offenders. Just being young, black, and male is probable cause.
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Closer look at the “War on Drugs” - Reagan launched the war on drugs and crime. These wars had an initial focus on the urban poor areas. (continued by Bush
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