Pubdate: Sat, 29 Apr 2000
Source: Oakland Tribune (CA)
Copyright: 2000 MediaNews Group, Inc. and ANG Newspapers
Contact:  66 Jack London Sq., Oakland, CA 94607
Author: Gerald M. Sutliff, Emeryville, CA


The article,  "U.S. juvenile justice hardly colorblind report finds"
26 April 2000, covering timely, vital and important information is
hardly "news" to anyone who has been paying attention to the criminal
justice system, prison populations and prosecution of the so called
War on Drugs.

Too many of us, white and black, seem to think that those who get
tangled up in the system deserve it. As pointed out in "My Word" 
(also today, 26 April 2000) we as a nation accept too readily the
proposition that minorities are less deserving of the better things
America has to offer.

The term "War on Drugs" is a misnomer, it is in reality a "War with
Drugs," that is, drugs are the weapons of choice by the majority
against minorities.  This is supported by U.S. justice statistics.

Gerald M. Sutliff,
Emeryville, CA
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