They declared the war on drugs like a war on terror
Killer Mike draws a parallel between the War on Drugs and the later War on Terror. Neither was very effective, due to the abstract nature of what they tried to fight, and both had severe consequences for various people, both American citizens and otherwise, and especially for specific racial minorities inside the United States.
On the other hand, if the “war on drugs” was really just code for “war on minorities,” maybe it was a success after all.
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