RESOLUTION AGAINST THE WAR ON AFRICAN AMERICANS
By Biko Agozino
Professor of Sociology and Director of Africana Studies Program, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061 1-540-231-7699
Contrary to the claim by Time magazine that the war on drugs, the longest war that has cost American taxpayers $2.5 trillion over 40 years, has ‘no clear enemy’,  the NAACP in 2010 rightly condemned the war on drugs as a racist war against African Americans and against the poor generally.  Californian voters have also proposed the legalization of marijuana to avoid the unnecessary criminalization of otherwise law-abiding responsible adults, aid the sick who need the drug and create fair employment opportunities and wealth for the people and tax revenues for the state.