Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Two Graphs

Let this graph sink in:

Graph showing that while the rate of drug addiction has been pretty constant since 1970, the amount of money spent to stop drugs has skyrocketed

And then combine it with this pie chart:

Two pie charts, one showing whites as 72% and blacks as 13% of drug users, while whites are 25%  and blacks are 60% of drug prisoners

And remember -- ex-felons increasingly are not allowed to vote. I really must read Michelle Alexander's The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness.

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