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RSS FeedsMenthol Prohibition Would Criminalize Communities of Color
(WorldNews Health)


16 november 2019 17:29:48

Menthol Prohibition Would Criminalize Communities of Color
(WorldNews Health)

For hundreds of years, minority and low-income communities have had to deal with federal, state and local policies that disproportionately punish their families and loved ones. In particular, specific laws have repeatedly disrupted African American communities and led to repeated interactions with often trigger-happy law enforcement. While significant progress has been made over the past 50 years to bridge the racial divide in policymaking, newly-proposed prohibitionary policies threaten to rip open old racial wounds. Case in point: lawmakers´ repeated insistence on banning menthol cigarettes, a tobacco product disproportionately consumed by black Americans. As seen by tragic cases, such as...

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