Is white privilege in the United States creating another slave “caste” with the the War on Drugs by targeting only people of color? Drug war and prison expert Glenn Langohr says no. He illustrates that drug addiction is colorblind. Using his life in and out of prison as a meth dealer, Glenn outlines how political “tough on crime” platforms and a 99% conviction rate have more to do with mass incarceration.
Glenn goes on to say that “playing the race card” in regards to the drug war is enabling the blame game and fosters resentments that lead to more addiction, crime and mayhem. He proposes solutions using his own recovery and that of others, including blacks, who have climbed out of an overzealous justice system.