Unequal under law is a masterful overview of the war on drugs drawing compelling historical continuity between different eras of us policies toward mind altering substances and vulnerable populations for future research and informed policy discussions in this area provine has set a new bar and the bar is very high this is an unusual combination of meticulous scholarship analytic . 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 unequal under law lays out how decades of both manifest and latent racism helped shape a punitive us. Illuminating this elusive relationship unequal under law lays out how decades of both manifest and latent racism helped shape a punitive us drug policy whose onerous impact on racial minorities has been willfully ignor. Way unequal under law also works as a case study of the capacity of law to achieve progressive social change with important insights into the social and political conditions which constrain legal results the starting point of provines analysis is americas contemporary war on drugs and the startling imprison ment rates of african americans it has created at the level of bare facts . Unequal under law race in the war on drugs by doris marie provine 2007 10 01 doris marie provine books amazonca
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