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A top aide to US President Nixon said the White House "had two enemies: the antiwar left and black people... We knew we couldn’t make it illegal to be either against the war or black, but" the war on drugs could criminalize those communities
qz.com/645990/nixon-advisor-we

@benjaminnorton This quote always gets me. It brings into sharper focus the fact that to some degree, this is what's always going on under the hood of the US government. People act like this sort of stuff died with Nixon, but he was just bad at keeping a secret.

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