Blacks in the U.S. are almost four times as likely as whites to be arrested for possession of marijuana, even though whites report higher rates of usage than blacks. Today the ACLU is putting those arrest statistics at your fingers with The Uncovery. The project, produced with the brand strategy company Interbrand, compiled statistics on drug arrests for marijuana possession broken down by state and race, as well as dollar figures for how much each state has spent on drug enforcement for pot. 

In a country where more than half of all drug arrests in 2010 were marijuana-related, the statistics put the War on Drugs’ deep racial disparities into sharp focus.

Visit The Uncovery and check out the racial disparities in your state.

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