Author Archives: Yohanes Scarlett

Police stop-and-search a man in Brixton. Photo: Thomas Wright

If the War on Drugs was about anything more than locking up Black males, the police would raid festivals and university campuses

If the War on Drugs was about anything more than locking up Black males, the police would raid festivals and university campuses

“I was 13 when I first became a target of the War on Drugs. Back then, I didn’t know we were at war.”   In 2010, the Guardian reported that the proportion of Black people in prison in England and Wales is higher than that in the United States. In the US, the proportion of

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