Jay Z narrates a piece illustrated by artist Molly Crabapple, speaking on systematic racism as it pertains to the war on drugs started by Richard Nixon. The Dream Hampton-produced piece touches on Reaganomics, the effects of laws put in place by politicians to land blacks in jail, inequality in arrests and more.
Check out an excerpt from the NY Times article and watch the visual below,
Policy makers are joining advocates in demanding an end to biased policing and mass incarceration, and in November, Californians specifically have the opportunity to vote Yes on Prop 64, the most racial-justice-oriented marijuana legalization measure ever. Prop 64 would reduce (and in many cases eliminate) criminal penalties for marijuana offenses, and it’s retroactive — people sitting in prison for low-level marijuana offenses would be released and have their records expunged. In addition, Prop 64 would drive millions of dollars in direct funding and investments to those communities most harmed by the criminal justice system.
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