Research confirms that while the majority of drug users and sellers in NY are white, 90% of the people incarcerated under the Rockefeller Drug Laws are African American and Latina/o. The same is true across the country: while 2/3’s of the regular crack-cocaine users in the US are either white or Latina/o, 82% of those sentenced in federal court for crack-cocaine offense are African American.

Ibid.; Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Admin., Results from the 2005 National Survey on Drug Use & Health 

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