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Unequal under law : race in the war on drugs, Doris Marie Provine

Label
Unequal under law : race in the war on drugs
Title
Unequal under law
Title remainder
race in the war on drugs
Statement of responsibility
Doris Marie Provine
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Race is clearly a factor in government efforts to control dangerous drugs, but the precise ways that race affects drug laws remain difficult to pinpoint. Illuminating this elusive relationship, this book lays out how decades of both manifest and latent racism helped shape a punitive U.S. drug policy whose onerous impact on racial minorities has been willfully ignored by Congress and the courts. The author's analysis traces the history of race in anti-drug efforts from the temperance movement of the early 1900s to the crack scare of the late twentieth century, showing how campaigns to criminalize drug use have always conjured images of feared minorities. Explaining how alarm over a threatening Black drug trade fueled support in the 1980s for a mandatory minimum sentencing scheme of unprecedented severity, the contention is that while our drug laws may no longer be racist by design, they remain racist in design. Moreover, their racial origins have long been ignored by every branch of government. This dangerous denial threatens our constitutional guarantee of equal protection of law and mutes a much-needed national discussion about institutionalized racism
Cataloging source
DLC
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Provine, Doris Marie
Dewey number
345.73/0277
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
KF4755
LC item number
.P76 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Race discrimination
  • Discrimination in criminal justice administration
  • Equality before the law
  • Drug control
  • United States
Label
Unequal under law : race in the war on drugs, Doris Marie Provine
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 179-195) and index
Contents
Racial discrimination in the eyes of the law -- Race in America's first war on drugs -- Negro cocaine fiends, Mexican marijuana smokers, and Chinese opium addicts : the drug menace in racial relief -- Congress on crack : how race-neutral language hides racial meaning -- The racial impact of the war on drugs : how government coped -- Racial justice : the courts consider sentencing disparities
Control code
ocm84903534
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
viii, 207 p.
Isbn
9780226684628
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2007006546
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)84903534
Label
Unequal under law : race in the war on drugs, Doris Marie Provine
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 179-195) and index
Contents
Racial discrimination in the eyes of the law -- Race in America's first war on drugs -- Negro cocaine fiends, Mexican marijuana smokers, and Chinese opium addicts : the drug menace in racial relief -- Congress on crack : how race-neutral language hides racial meaning -- The racial impact of the war on drugs : how government coped -- Racial justice : the courts consider sentencing disparities
Control code
ocm84903534
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
viii, 207 p.
Isbn
9780226684628
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2007006546
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)84903534

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