Study finds racial disparities in marijuana arrests
DULUTH — Black Minnesotans were 6.4 times more likely to be arrested for possessing marijuana than whites, according an analysis of 2011 public records by Minnesota 2020, a self-described “progressive think tank.”
Nicole Simms, the author of a study released Wednesday, was in Duluth to talk about how the elevated arrest rates for minority populations only deepen racial disparities already present in society when it comes to income, housing and employment.
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