It hasn't gotten a huge amount of follow-up traction in schools
Also The New Jim Crow for a racial perspective that hits black men's employment prospects pretty hard.
BTW for folks who are concerned that feminist or women don't care about boys and men, these two leasing books are books written by women about the abuse boys and men face.
For anyone looking to read more on this subject, "The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness", was a helpful resource for me. (http://www.amazon.com/New-Jim-Crow-Incarceration-Colorblindn...)
There is outrage and 'civil unrest' in some sort surrounding other drugs; the difference is the communities in which it manifests.
The war on drugs very disproportionately affects people along lines of race and socioeconomic status. These communities certainly are outraged at how their families and communities are being destroyed (literally) by the prohibition of these drugs and the societal ramifications that go along with the prohibition. The difference is that they're not in a position to voice that outrage as loudly.
Remember why prohibition of alcohol was repealed - wealthy taxpayers were mad that their tax bills went up after the passage of the 18th amendment (the government could no longer make revenue off of alcohol taxes). This is exactly why initiatives to legalize marijuana in Colorado (Amendment 64), Washington, and California (Prop 19) have used the language 'tax and regulate'. It's not some crazy new idea - it's literally the same tactic that succeeded in passing the 21st amendment!
I recommend you read the following for more details and proof:
The Politics of Heroin: CIA Complicity in the Global Drug Trade
Acid Dreams: The Complete Social History of LSD: The CIA, the Sixties, and Beyond
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness
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