Racial Bias in Marijuana Arrests Is Worse Than You Thought – Abby Ohlheiser – The Atlantic Wire
In six states, plus the District of Columbia, blacks are over five times as likely to be arrested for marijuana possession than whites are. The national average? Black Americans are arrested nearly four times as much. And it’s not because of increased use of the drug: according to the New York Times’s report, black and white Americans have about the same rates of marijuana use overall.