America is becoming more and more racist
America isn't becoming any more racist but racists in America are becoming more and more vocal
America is no more or less racist today that it has ever been
America is not a racist country and never has been
One has to ASSUME racism to get to point of ignoring the violence associated with crack, and then work backwards to claim the legislation is racist. It's logically unsupportable.
And the ACLU is not a reliable source, as their agenda of ripping the Constitution is quite evident in many of the cases they take on .
Which is not the same as a cabal of white racists conspiring to oppress black people through disparate drug laws. It's just standard bias and hypocrisy; not exactly uncommon for politicians...No. They think, "Cocaine isn't that bad, after all, I know lots of people who use it, but crack kills."
1) a mandatory jail sentence for mere prossession when more dangerous stuff (some of the crystal meth stuff is far more likely to cause violence than crack) does not have a federal mandatory prison sentence. Five years for a nickel bag of rock--that is idiotic and 5 years of prison almost guarantees that a first time offender is "institutionalized" after release. mere possession when there is no intent to sell should not merit prison.
2) that often low level dealers get harsher time than major league traffickers because the low level guys normall don't have the ability to rat out a big time supplier
3) and yes, the supposed violence of the crack trade which was seen as black violence
100 to one disparity is BS