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Most experts and data confirm that the American war on drugs was focused on the Black community, but its racist origins go back to the fear of Mexican immigrants. Alyssa Aguilera spoke at Not One Step Back: One Day Strategy Session on the Drug War, Mass Incarceration, and Public Health.


The war on drugs started with a war on Mexican immigrants

Mo Barnes

Maurice "Mo" Barnes is a graduate of Morehouse College and Political Scientist based in Atlanta. Mo is also a Blues musician. He has been writing for Rolling Out since 2014. Whether it means walking through a bloody police shooting to help a family find justice or showing the multifaceted talent of the Black Diaspora I write the news.