As you’re probably aware, black Americans are arrested for marijuana possession far more frequently than whites. You may also know that there’s not much evidence that black people consume marijuana with greater regularity than whites do.
But the extent of the disparity between the rate of arrest and the
rate of use for white and black Americans may surprise you. The ACLU has
an absurdly comprehensive new report
tracking marijuana possession arrests for blacks and whites at the
national, state and county level. Sure enough, they find that black and
white people use marijuana at roughly the same rates: [Read more]