Snoop Dogg, Too $Short, and Quincy Jones make key appearances in one of the first and most powerful new campaign videos for the California initiative to legalize marijuana in the November 8 general election.

The California and Hawaii chapters of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People released a new video that flips the script on the notion that the U.S. drug war is designed to protect poor communities and people of color.

The nine-minute video recounts recent U.S. history, where systemic racism through paternalistic drug policy eviscerated communities of color.

From the Reefer Madness '30s, through Nixon’s war on (some) drugs in the '70s, to the '80s crack scare — it’s been minorities that do the time.

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David Downs ~ EastBayExpress.com ~

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