Nicki Minaj: War On Drugs Failure
“What it has become is not a war on drugs. It has become slavery. Or something crazier,” Minaj explained. “When I see how many people are in jail, I feel like, ‘Wait a minute. Our government is aware of these statistics and thinks it’s okay?’ The sentences are inhumane.”
Minaj also spoke about Obama’s views as it relates to the incarceration of drug offenders.
“I thought it was so important when he went to prisons and spoke to people who got 20 and 30 and 40 and 50 years for drugs,” she said about Obama. “There are women who are raped, people who are killed and [offenders] don’t even serve 20 years. I was blown away, watching the footage of him speaking to the prisoners. I loved that he made them people again. Because we all make mistakes.”
Punishing Addicts For Their Disease
At this point, it’s impossible to deny that there are too many people serving prison time for having the deadly disease of addiction. We are literally punishing people for not being able to control their drug addiction, instead of getting them treatment. Drug addicts and alcoholics are frequently considered morally corrupt, so why would any of them reach out for help? Maybe if society was more accepting of the disease concept, more addicts would be in recovery instead of on the streets robbing to get their next fix. The fix they need to feed their addiction – their disease. This is why it’s imperative that we are talking about this very topic.
Who Is Nicki Minaj Voting For?
At this time, Minaj does not know which presidential candidate she will be voting for in 2016, but does share that she supports Clinton.
“Obviously, I identify with her struggles as a woman. I identify with the fact that when she’s in that room and there are nothing but men there – there’s sometimes something in her that must feel intimidated. But I think that she uses that and turns it into a strength. Because that’s what I’ve always done,” Minaj stated. “She has gone through horrifying things, even within her marriage. She has been brave and weathered the storm. And continued being a boss. That’s something that every woman should feel inspired by, no matter if you’re voting for her or not.”
There are many opinions out there on drug addiction and the criminal justice system as it relates to drug offenders, which is important because it’s a topic that needs to be talked about. We as a nation have been ignoring that the War on drugs has failed. It’s refreshing to see celebrities as well as officials talk about the drug epidemic that is literally killing and imprisoning our nation. Maybe we will see some much needed changes in 2016.
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