Letter Released Today Signed by Rep. McKinney, Harry Belafonte, NAACP Chair Julian Bond, New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson, Former U.S. Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders, Danny Glover, Gloria Steinem and More
Despite Equal Rates of Drug Use, Minorities Disproportionately Targeted
A letter, signed by more than 100 celebrities, civil rights and religious leaders, was sent today to United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan, urging him to make the drug war a top priority at the upcoming UN World Conference Against Racism in Durban, South Africa. Excerpts from the letter will also appear on Monday, August 27 in the Durban newspaper, Daily News.
"In one country after another we see racial and ethnic minorities targeted and persecuted in the name of the 'war on drugs,'" says the letter. "We call on you, Mr.