The War On Drugs : The Greatest Country Of The World Essay

1372 Words Oct 7th, 2014 6 Pages
The country, in which we live in, is the greatest country in the world. However, without a doubt we do have many things that we do wrong. I believe one of the biggest felonious acts we commit is that we throw people in jail due to “The War on Drugs.” There are so many misconceptions when it comes to drugs, people who do drugs and what drug abusers really are. People who never have done drugs really don’t know the highs that it gives or the effects it has on you first hand why, because those people are too busy shoving their noses at the one ones who do drugs. They think just because I read it out of a book is completely true. Typically people in prison are seen as bad people, and usually our society is not willing to give second chances. The people who are not open-minded may not have had a family member or friend in prison or previously attended. This can sometimes be to the family believing that it can bring shame upon the family. Speaking from personal experience, I have six members in my family in prison including my brother. It does not change the love I have for him or the love I have for my uncles who are in there with him. There are lessons to be learned.
Black youth are arrested for drug crimes at a rate ten times higher than that of whites, luckily, they have a higher tendency now days to not use drugs or have a substance abuse problem, but sadly other races have a higher probability rate to use them (Brayton). This type of breakdown of someone is completely…

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