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Susan Sarandon: ‘War on Drugs’ Is ‘Completely Racist’
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Posted on 04/22/2013 10:12:17 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

Susan Sarandon: ‘War on Drugs’ Is ‘Completely Racist’ April 22, 2013 By Melanie Hunter

(CNSNews.com) – Actress Susan Sarandon on Wednesday called the war on drugs “completely racist,” arguing that only lower level drug defendants get locked up – “mostly people of color.”

“The war on drugs is ridiculous, because you’re only getting—you’re spending a huge amount of money. It’s completely racist. You’re picking up everybody at the lower level because mandatory minimum drug laws let you trade in to get off, so if you don’t have anyone to trade in, if you’re at the bottom, you’re going to jail," she said.

“If you’re up at the top, you just trade in somebody and then you get off, so the people at the bottom are the ones that are filling up our jails, mostly people of color. And you’re wasting taxpayers’ money, and you’re allowing drug cartels to make money,” she added.

Sarandon advocated for the legalization of marijuana, saying “I would like to see everybody be able to smoke pot.”

Sarandon added that it would produce revenue for states. “If you taxed it, we’ll see what happens in these states that have passed it. You would have a lot of income,” she said.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cannabis; drugs; drugwar; libertarian; marijuana; warondrugs; wod; wodlist; wosd
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That's racist........
1 posted on 04/22/2013 10:12:17 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver
Did Susan find a new wife to replace Timmy what-his-name?
2 posted on 04/22/2013 10:13:56 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("Deficit spending is simply a scheme for the confiscation of wealth." --Alan Greenspan)
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To: Sub-Driver

These dimbulbs make some of the stupidest comments one will ever hear.

CNN or NBC are probably considering hiring her as an anchor.


3 posted on 04/22/2013 10:14:02 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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Same target market as abortion, droopy.


4 posted on 04/22/2013 10:14:17 AM PDT by Gene Eric (The Palin Doctrine.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Well she is right in one way. It is a stupid war and should be stopped. She is wrong that it is racist. It is not the fault of the law that blacks are the most likely to break it.


5 posted on 04/22/2013 10:14:28 AM PDT by calex59
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To: Sub-Driver

This line of thinking directly leads to the point that the War on the Unborn is Racist.


6 posted on 04/22/2013 10:14:40 AM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: Sub-Driver

Who knew Susan Sarandon had libertarian tendencies?


7 posted on 04/22/2013 10:15:02 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Blather. Reince. Repeat.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Yeah, well cotton is racist too cause it’s WHITE. About as bright a comment as saranwrap made.


8 posted on 04/22/2013 10:15:25 AM PDT by rktman (BACKGROUND CHECKS? YOU FIRST MR. PRESIDENT!(not that we'd get the truth!))
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To: Sub-Driver

But if the police ignores crime in a minority neighborhood, that’s racist also


9 posted on 04/22/2013 10:15:32 AM PDT by MNDude (Sorry for typos. Probably written on a smartphone, and I have big clumsy fingers.)
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To: Gene Eric

>>>Same target market as abortion, droopy.>>>

YEP!


10 posted on 04/22/2013 10:17:33 AM PDT by kitkat (STORM THE HEAVENS WITH PRAYERS FOR OUR COUNTRY)
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To: Sub-Driver

The war on drugs might not be working but the reason is not racism. It is because we have too many dopers like her which were spawned from her generation.


11 posted on 04/22/2013 10:17:48 AM PDT by certrtwngnut (')
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To: Sub-Driver

Poor kid.

Her mind was never the same after the Rocky Horror Show.


12 posted on 04/22/2013 10:18:38 AM PDT by ZULU ((See: http://gatesofvienna.net/))
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To: Sub-Driver

The once-formerly lovely and well endowed Hollyweird actress comes forth with another intellectually brilliant charge against normal, law abiding Americans.


13 posted on 04/22/2013 10:18:53 AM PDT by laweeks
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To: Sub-Driver

Susan Sarandon, a white, priviledged, millionaire is proxy-offended for urban blacks.

And, which urban balcks have asked this white, priviledged, millionaire to speak and be offended on their behalf.

Some y’all negroes need to wake-up and speak-out. Us rednecks are plain embarrassed at these fools who open their mouths “on your behalf”.


14 posted on 04/22/2013 10:19:12 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alteration: The acronym explains the science.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Actors! What don’t they know?
/homer


15 posted on 04/22/2013 10:19:48 AM PDT by Ignatz (Winner of a prestigious 1960 Y-chromosome award!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Sarandon is a fool — she has proven that over and over again. But I have to say as a conservative who rarely takes the cries of “racism” seriously, that there is some truth to the idea that the application of drug laws impacts the poor and blacks much worse than it impacts rich and middle class whites. We all see the stories about how rich and famous white adults and kids usually get off, or get a second chance, and poor and blacks are more likely to have the book thrown at them. I don’t think racism is the reason for the policies, but I personally can’t deny that they impact poor and blacks harder than rich and whites.


16 posted on 04/22/2013 10:20:14 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Sub-Driver
She doesn't even understand how you “trade” somebody in. You don't trade somebody below you. The LEOs will only accept a trade UP.
17 posted on 04/22/2013 10:20:29 AM PDT by newbolt
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To: F15Eagle

“CNN or NBC are probably considering hiring her as an anchor.”

Just damn.

Here I was hoping I could use her as a anchor.


18 posted on 04/22/2013 10:20:39 AM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: Sub-Driver
And you’re wasting taxpayers’ money, and you’re allowing drug cartels to make money,” she added.

She's right about that - too bad she had to play the stupid race card.

19 posted on 04/22/2013 10:21:18 AM PDT by JustSayNoToNannies ("The Lord has removed His judgments against you" - Zep. 3:15)
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To: Sub-Driver

Sarandan is a fine example of idiocy. She once said that she taught her then-young daughter that there IS NO GOD!

Now she has the audacity to say that the people in this country are racist.


20 posted on 04/22/2013 10:23:26 AM PDT by kitkat (STORM THE HEAVENS WITH PRAYERS FOR OUR COUNTRY)
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To: IMR 4350

Hehe - she’s part of the Joy Behar Mensa Group apparently.


21 posted on 04/22/2013 10:23:43 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Sub-Driver

Personally, I am tired of the Federal Gov’t protecting other people from their bad choices. It applies to everything from drugs to welfare. The greatest irony is that the more our Gov’t tries to “help,” the worse the problem becomes.

Perhaps it is time for the cost of lack of personal responsibility to increase greatly.

I am absolutely against drugs, and my kids know and understand it 100%. I have never relied on Uncle Sam to do my work as a parent.


22 posted on 04/22/2013 10:25:55 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

i wish she and others would use the word, “racist,” correctly... what she is referring to as being racist, is not racist... what she is referring to as racist is actually “racial.” i wish i could set her straight...


23 posted on 04/22/2013 10:26:26 AM PDT by latina4dubya
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To: Sub-Driver

I am happy to hear that she is alive still, at her age.


24 posted on 04/22/2013 10:28:14 AM PDT by lurk
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To: Sub-Driver

Susan doesn’t have to live in the drug/crime infested neighborhoods. It’s easy to have such lofty, enlightened opinions from the safety of Malibu, Beverly Hills, or some other gated, patrolled community in CA.


25 posted on 04/22/2013 10:28:43 AM PDT by rbg81
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

generally because the white kids are buyers, not dealers. they have a very small amount just for them, the dealers are dealing and have larger amounts.

a dealer is worse than a user. the dealer doesn’t give a sh1t about the people they sell that crap to. if it is detroying that person’s life or not. coke and meth and crack will eff up your life big time. that leads them into crime too, to keep their habit.


26 posted on 04/22/2013 10:29:08 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Sub-Driver

It was “black community leaders” that called for the criminalization of crack cocaine 20+ years ago, because they wanted the dealer locked up and kept away from the community. Perhaps Susan ought to remember that.


27 posted on 04/22/2013 10:30:07 AM PDT by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard
Exactly. The racial impacts are profound, even if not intended to be racial in effect or motivated by racial animus.

Indeed, a thoughtful conservative can and should point out the extent to which many social disparities which liberals like to say result from racism are just as likely to be the result of the way that the War on Drugs falls on poor minority communities. It renders a huge portion of the population ineligible for well-paid labor. It creates an installed base of organized crime which commits (or allows to flourish) all variety of other vices and predations. It absorbs the attention of law enforcement that would create safer neighborhoods if it could focus on violent crime.

The thing that confuses me the most is how very, very few African American or Latino politicians have taken this up as an issue in any kind of sensible fashion. Half of them are full-throated, unabashed drug warriors. The other half seem to be in support of some kind half-assed kinder and gentler war on drugs, where drug dealers and users would be just as criminal and just as high a priority of law enforcement, but if caught would get much more lenient sentences -- in other words the one "solution" to the drug war that would end up with more criminals on the street, not fewer.
28 posted on 04/22/2013 10:31:25 AM PDT by only1percent
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To: Sub-Driver

Don Giuseppe “Joe Z” Zaluchi, head of Detroit’s Zaluchi family in the first Godfather had a quote about that...I think. Maybe not.


29 posted on 04/22/2013 10:31:44 AM PDT by areukiddingme1 (areukiddingme1 is a synonym for a Retired U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer and tired of liberal BS.))
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To: Secret Agent Man

I hear you on the dealer/user point but there are a lot white kids who are “dealers” in pot and, admitted, less hard core drugs, in their suburban communities who aren’t getting the book thrown at them. I know a couple of them in my area. As I said, I don’t buy knee-jerk racism accusations, but I still think there is some truth to the idea that the poor and blacks are treated worse.


30 posted on 04/22/2013 10:34:53 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Sub-Driver

to a liberal everything is racism

except hating whitey,


31 posted on 04/22/2013 10:38:52 AM PDT by Cubs Fan (If the republican party wants to be the democrat lite party then they don't need my vote)
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To: newbolt
"She doesn't even understand how you “trade” somebody in. You don't trade somebody below you. The LEOs will only accept a trade UP."

You got it. Cops work their way up the ladder not down the ladder. Depending on how much he knows, the guy at the bottom has the most leverage when flipping.

32 posted on 04/22/2013 10:39:10 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: Sub-Driver

33 posted on 04/22/2013 10:39:29 AM PDT by dfwgator
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"only lower level drug defendants get locked up"

If so, Susan has had brief, transient moment of lucidity. It's her first.

The upper level should be locked up, and the providers should be locked up for a long time.

34 posted on 04/22/2013 10:40:24 AM PDT by Savage Beast (The forces of decadence are the forces of evil.)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

the drug being dealt is a factor too. but this is also common sense.

it’s not racism, it’s what’s being dealt, in what quantities does someone have, are they set up/to deal’ baggies,etc. the fact blacks are into more addictive, dangerous drugs is not racist, it’s fact. it’s what they are caught with. prior record also can affect it. if they had a background like a white kid and were dealing a lesser drug they’d be getting a different sentence. that’s not racist, that’s their choices.

don’t buy into this pc bullcrap. it’s like saying blacks can’t help having abortions because planed parenthood sets up shop in their urban areas.


35 posted on 04/22/2013 10:42:16 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: ZULU

“Like you’re under seDAYYYYYYYYYYYShunnnnnn”


36 posted on 04/22/2013 10:47:45 AM PDT by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: rktman

My dad would try to find racism in anything.

*in the supermarket*

“Now son just look at these cocoa puffs. Now you ask yourself why must I be coocoo for the cocoa puffs? The white man think I’m crazy? The white cereal frosted flakes are grrreat but the cocoa puffs make you coocoo! And why is the brown rice called wild rice? Just because it’s brown? And why are the black olives in a can? The green olives in a nice jar, but the black olives is in a can! Ask yourself why do they lock the black olives up? See what the white man tell you? You coocoo, you too wild, and you gotta be locked up!!”

We didn’t watch sports when I was growing up because ‘the black people don’t watch sports’ but my dad did let us watch bowling. He liked the symbolism of that big black ball crashing toward those ten white pins. And all the pins had red necks.. - Some black comedian who’s name I can’t remember.


37 posted on 04/22/2013 10:48:38 AM PDT by Straight Vermonter (Posting from deep behind the Maple Curtain)
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To: Sub-Driver

susan sarandon is COMPLETELY A RACIST BIGOT!

LLS


38 posted on 04/22/2013 10:49:03 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: Sub-Driver

She’s right - it’s discrimination against the entire race of drugs. See? I could get a job in Hollywood.


39 posted on 04/22/2013 10:52:24 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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Oh. Heroin, crack and coke are all white.

Is that what she means?


40 posted on 04/22/2013 10:53:08 AM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Vendetta))
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To: Sub-Driver

When poverty is endemic in a modern industrial economy, it is tied to two things. Broken families, and substance abuse.

Add to that a generational welfare mentality and you have a toxic morass that is very difficult to climb out of.


41 posted on 04/22/2013 10:58:11 AM PDT by marron
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To: Sub-Driver

There are NO honky’s in jail for drugs or drug trafficing . . . /sarc


42 posted on 04/22/2013 10:58:34 AM PDT by RatRipper (Self-centeredness, greed, envy, deceit and lawless corruption has killed this once great nation.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Another washed up hag needs attention~~~maybe “Dancing with the Stars” ~ah forget it.


43 posted on 04/22/2013 11:01:55 AM PDT by Isabel2010
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To: Sub-Driver

If one accepts Ms Sarandon’s analogy then she has marked herself as one giant hypocrite for surely abortion is racist by her same standard.


44 posted on 04/22/2013 11:11:02 AM PDT by Wuli
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

Aren’t blacks the rich dealers?

Aren’t blacks being racist for dealing drugs to poor white users?


45 posted on 04/22/2013 11:22:17 AM PDT by donna (Pray for revival.)
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To: Sub-Driver

This bullshit. If the only ones getting locked-up were the “lower level” scum then there would be nobody out there with guns shaking down and killing people for pennies.

And may I suggest that even if it were legal they would STILL be shaking people down and killing them to get money for their fixes.


46 posted on 04/22/2013 11:24:57 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Obama's vision - No Job is a Good Job)
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To: Straight Vermonter

> My dad would try to find racism in anything.

The rest of your comments are too funny. I had a Dad who carried over the seeds of racism from his forefathers who were slave owners and he was pretty much the same way (I figured out it was learned behavior later). Funny thing is one of my best friends was black after I got out of high school and I ended up playing guitar with him in an all black band in my twenties. I found out that if I didnt feel tense around them or act different that we got along just fine.

I’d rather have a respectful God fearing Blackman as my next door neighbor than a foul mouthed redneck any day... lol


47 posted on 04/22/2013 11:43:47 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: Sub-Driver
BRAVO SIERRA Susan.
48 posted on 04/22/2013 11:45:31 AM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: SandRat

Liberals are PO’d that reality opposes them.

Reality is racist.


49 posted on 04/22/2013 11:47:02 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: rbg81
Susan doesn’t have to live in the drug/crime infested neighborhoods.

Drug criminalization obviously hasn't de-infested those neighborhoods - and it has motivated crime by hyperinflating the price of drugs, and by channeling hyperinflated drug profits into criminal hands.

50 posted on 04/22/2013 11:47:47 AM PDT by JustSayNoToNannies ("The Lord has removed His judgments against you" - Zep. 3:15)
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