Civil Liberties

Ending the Drug War: "The most meaningfully pro-black policy today"


Writing at The Root, John McWhorter argues that black Americans should stop participating in "symbolic" protests that echo the 1963 March on Washington and work instead on a very concrete civil rights project:

Every time I see one of these marches or forums covered as significant, what occurs to me is that there is one thing we should all be focused on instead. It is, of all things, the War on Drugs. The most meaningfully pro-black policy today would be a white-hot commitment to ending its idiocy.