The Transylvania Times -

By John Lanier

Forum Looks At 'America's War On Drugs' -Brevard NC


“The war on drugs has been an abysmal failure,” said local NAACP president Tommy Kilgore.

Kilgore was speaking during the recent NAACP’s presentation of “America’s War on Drugs: Mass Incarceration & Its Impact on People of Color: Finding a Better Way” at the Unitarian Universalist Church. The program, which attracted roughly 100 people, included a showing of the documentary, “The House I Live In,” (see related story) and a panel of four experts who made brief presentations and answered questions from the audience.

Kilgore said that even though whites have used illegal drug...

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