Skip to comments.Susan Sarandon: ‘War on Drugs’ Is ‘Completely Racist’
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 youre only gettingyoure spending a huge amount of money. Its completely racist. Youre picking up everybody at the lower level because mandatory minimum drug laws let you trade in to get off, so if you dont have anyone to trade in, if youre at the bottom, youre going to jail," she said.
If youre 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 youre wasting taxpayers money, and youre 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, well see what happens in these states that have passed it. You would have a lot of income, she said.
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These dimbulbs make some of the stupidest comments one will ever hear.
CNN or NBC are probably considering hiring her as an anchor.
Same target market as abortion, droopy.
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.
This line of thinking directly leads to the point that the War on the Unborn is Racist.
Who knew Susan Sarandon had libertarian tendencies?
Yeah, well cotton is racist too cause it’s WHITE. About as bright a comment as saranwrap made.
But if the police ignores crime in a minority neighborhood, that’s racist also
>>>Same target market as abortion, droopy.>>>
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.
Her mind was never the same after the Rocky Horror Show.
The once-formerly lovely and well endowed Hollyweird actress comes forth with another intellectually brilliant charge against normal, law abiding Americans.
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”.
Actors! What don’t they know?
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.
“CNN or NBC are probably considering hiring her as an anchor.”
Here I was hoping I could use her as a anchor.
She's right about that - too bad she had to play the stupid race card.
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.
Hehe - she’s part of the Joy Behar Mensa Group apparently.
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.
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...
I am happy to hear that she is alive still, at her age.
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.
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.
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.
Don Giuseppe “Joe Z” Zaluchi, head of Detroit’s Zaluchi family in the first Godfather had a quote about that...I think. Maybe not.
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.
to a liberal everything is racism
except hating whitey,
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.
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.
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.
“Like you’re under seDAYYYYYYYYYYYShunnnnnn”
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.
susan sarandon is COMPLETELY A RACIST BIGOT!
She’s right - it’s discrimination against the entire race of drugs. See? I could get a job in Hollywood.
Oh. Heroin, crack and coke are all white.
Is that what she means?
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.
There are NO honky’s in jail for drugs or drug trafficing . . . /sarc
Another washed up hag needs attention~~~maybe “Dancing with the Stars” ~ah forget it.
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.
Aren’t blacks the rich dealers?
Aren’t blacks being racist for dealing drugs to poor white users?
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.
> 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
Liberals are PO’d that reality opposes them.
Reality is racist.
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.