Are Britain and America’s Drug Laws Racist?

By Kojo Koram That Justice is a blind goddess, Is a thing to which we black are wise, Her bandage hides two festering sores, That once perhaps were eyes. Langston Hughes,Justice (1923) Last week, at the annual convention of the NAACP, President Obama recognised that the US criminal justice system is in critical need of reform.… Read More

Drugs and the Aggravating Circumstance of Being Black

The UK’s War on Drugs Continues to be a War on Black Men. by Maurice Mcleod Despite taking fewer illegal drugs than their white peers, black people are six times more likely to be stopped and searched for drugs in the UK, according to a report by Release and the London School for Economics (LSE)… Read More

Why I, An Asian Man, Fight Anti-Black Racism

by Scot Nakagawa I ’m often asked why I’ve focused so much more on anti-black racism than on Asians over the years. Some suggest I suffer from internalized racism. That might well be true, since who doesn’t suffer from internalized racism?  I mean, even white people internalize racism. The difference is that white people’s internalized… Read More