the house i live in

ACLU Study Is Black And White: The War On Marijuana Is Racially Unjust

ACLU Study Is Black And White: The War On Marijuana Is Racially Unjust

PHOTO: The House I Live In, a documentary bu Eugene Jarecki In early June, the ACLU released its comprehensive look at the disparity of arrests between blacks and whites. The report highlighted the failings of prohibition by noting some of the consequences: “The aggressive enforcement of marijuana possession laws needlessly ensnares hundreds of thousands of […]

THE WAR ISN’T OVER: My Friend Frank

THE WAR ISN’T OVER: My Friend Frank

My friend Frank was smart, funny, handsome, successful, and addicted to cocaine. Santa Fe is a small town where everyone knows everyone, and everyone knew Frank. When I ran into Frank in a restaurant or at a reggae club, as happened nearly every week in our small town, he’d run up to me and embrace […]