It’s easy to see white supremacy as the thinking of extremists. We know that’s not true | Nels Abbey | The Guardian

«To us, white supremacy is not just an armed white man with a swastika tattooed on his forehead. It is the 1994 Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act (called by then senator Joe Biden, who drafted the legislation, “Biden’s bill”) juxtaposed with the Anti-drug Abuse Act of 1986 – which together led to the mass incarceration of, principally, Black men. It also explains the enormous sentencing disparity between powder cocaine and cheaper crack cocaine, which was more widely available in poorer and predominantly Black communities. Under the 100-1 crack versus powder cocaine disparity that existed before 2010 (when it was reduced to 18-1), the distribution of just 5g of crack, versus 500g of powder cocaine, carried a minimum five-year federal prison sentence. It also explains the difference in coverage, criminalising and compassion between the “crack epidemic” and the “opioid crisis”.»

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