Tag: legalization

Do new marijuana legalization laws only benefit white people?

Do new marijuana legalization laws only benefit white people?
David Simon, the creator of HBO series “The Wire,” raised some eyebrows last month when he declared that the widely applauded marijuana legalization measures in states like Colorado and Washington were only going to help “white, middle-class” youth avoid going to jail for drug use. Simon’s award-winning series  focused at times on the illegal drug... Read more »

Proverbial wall to legalization in new immigration bill is border security

Proverbial wall to legalization in new immigration bill is border security
There are undocumented immigrants in Chicago who crossed the border to get here; came on expired visas and were brought by their parents as minors. They are high school students, university graduates, dishwashers and mothers. Many of these immigrants are my neighbors. And they’ve all been waiting for the immigration legislation that President Barack Obama... Read more »