by Ekow N. Yankah, Professor of Law, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University
*This post is part of ACSBlog's Symposium Recognizing Black History Month.
The core values of ACS, by my lights, can be captured in our commitment to both equality under the law and equality through the law. Indeed, many of our most progressive values do not require complex justification. They only require us to think truthfully about how we would structure the law when its weight is borne by those we care about the most. To that end, I hope to provoke real reflection on the way our drug policies are shaped by how much we care about those in the grip of addiction.
Please read my op-ed in The New York Times, titled "When Addiction Has a White Face."