Jay Z declared the war on drugs ‘an epic fail’
A 4-minute short film narrated by Jay Z calls the war on drugs "an epic fail."
— The New York Times (@nytimes) September 15, 2016
The film features illustrations by Molly Crabapple and discusses how the war on drugs and mass incarceration have disproportionately targeted black and Latino individuals.
? Hip Hop Icon Jay Z narrates short film ‘The War on Drugs Is an Epic Fail' ?? pic.twitter.com/70ARf2M1yg
— FOLLOW the WAVES (@_wavesondeck) September 15, 2016
Hillary Clinton has spoken on the need to end mass incarceration.
Let's end the racist war on drugs, release all non-violent drug offenders & wipe such charges from the record. https://t.co/SzgyibBkIj
— Dr. Jill Stein (@DrJillStein) September 15, 2016
Jay Z is right: We have to end the war on drugs. https://t.co/cWPQw8X7aN
— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) September 15, 2016
— Emmanuel d'Harcourt (@DocEdH) September 15, 2016
Of course, not everyone agrees.
Jay Z’s viral video about the war on drugs gets mass incarceration all wrong https://t.co/ZzNVgFXGCk
— Vox (@voxdotcom) September 15, 2016
So because jay z did a dock film now people are interested? Y'all really need to check y'all motives and thoughts ?? https://t.co/xb0Stddsf4
— PoeticX (@PoeticX2) September 15, 2016
Love Jigga, hate the Drug War. Not all bad, but the frequent ’It’s Racism’ underscoring oversimplifies, conflates: https://t.co/rHPBgioXeW
— Kmele (@kmele) September 15, 2016
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Dana is a freelance writer from Florida, the state that winter forgot. She likes video games, cats, fantasy novels, and complaining about the weather. Follow her on Twitter for intermittent whining about the First Amendment.