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Black Job Applicants Routinely Turned Away For Suspected Drug Use, Study Finds

By McCarton Ackerman

The study also found that drug testing prior to employment proved beneficial to African-Americans, who were employed at higher rates in drug testing states. MORE  

MSNBC's Chris Hayes Talks Avoiding Weed Arrest At 2000 RNC

By McCarton Ackerman

Hayes' admission underscores recent reports by the ACLU and even the NYPD that African-Americans are far more likely to be arrested for pot possession than whites. MORE  

Why They Took the Cocaine Out of Coca-Cola

By Ben Feuerherd

19th Century racism fueled the company's decision to extract coca from the soft drink. MORE  

DNA Predicts Smoking Behavior (to a Point)

By Sarah Beller

One specific gene variant is linked to smoking on average one extra cigarette daily among a large African American study group. MORE  

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