US has long History of Criminalizing Communities of Color through Drugs

war on drugs—the cover that has been used to drive incarceration...harms in overwhelmingly communities of color.
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Many things contributed to the murder of Breonna Taylor by Louisville, Kentucky, police.

Newspaper articles want to walk us through what happened that night, as though the meaning of the event were contained in those frenzied few minutes on March 13.

But of course the conditions for that nightmare were established long before.

No analysis can make sense of Taylor’s killing, but there is a context that can help us see how we got here, and that’s the war on drugs—the cover that has been used to drive incarceration, shift resources and generally wreak terrific harms in overwhelmingly communities of color.

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