On March 24, I noted that Arianna Huffington had a very powerful piece in the Los Angeles Times — “The War on Drugs’ War on Minorities.”
On March 28, when pointing out that the piece had been reprinted in Alternet, I was rather disturbed that nobody seemed to be picking up on it.
Well, finally today, the piece was reprinted in the Huffington Post, and now everybody seems to be talking about it, including a number of blogs and diaries around the web, and some big guns ranging from TalkLeft to… Instapundit:
There is a major disconnect in the 2008 Democratic race for the White House.
While all the top candidates are vying for the black and Latino vote, they are completely ignoring one of the most pressing issues affecting those constituencies: the failed War on Drugs, a war that has morphed into a war on people of color.
The “Drug War” is a colossal disaster, and it’s even undermining the real war. The unwillingness of candidates in both parties to oppose it is a disgrace.
Gaining traction? Hmmm…. If only Drudge would pick it up so that the networks would know it’s OK to talk about it.