Jay-Z Has A Few Words on the War On Drugs
The war on drugs continues to be a painful epidemic. And now, music mogul, Jay Z is speaking out about it through the animated short film, War on Drugs.
In the New York Times-distributed short, Jay Z discusses the crack epidemic and high incarceration rates within poor areas dominated by people of color.
He notes, “Rates of drug use are as high as they were when Nixon declared this so called war in 1971. 45 years later it’s time that we rethink our policies and laws. The ‘War on Drugs’ is an epic fail.”
Based on the works of Dream Hamilton and animation by Molly Crabapple, the short also touches on the positive and improved treatment of drug users with inclusion of the legalization of marijuana around the United States.
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