Colored: Crack Cocaine, the War on Drugs, and the Making of Post-Civil Rights America

A few months ago I was interviewed by Prasanna Rajasekaran, a student at Northeastern University and a scholar of the war on drugs. Prasanna was really awesome to talk to – inspired by my article on the Atlantic from 2012, “How President Nixon Tied Addiction to Crime,” we spoke at length about how crack prompted a new wave of arrests, and the impact that had on marijuana activism.

You can check out their website here for future episodes, and the first one is right here, on SoundCloud:

Thanks again, Prasanna! Your project is awesome – keep it up!


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