Opinion on Chicago Housing Authority's Unfair Drug Policies
Larry Wood gets published for equality
He argues that the Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) unfairly targets people of color with their drug testing policy. ”The CHA’s mandatory drug-testing policy only exacerbates this problem because it reinforces the erroneous assumption that CHA residents — all of whom are poor, and most of whom are black — use illegal drugs more frequently than other groups,” Larry points out.
Larry goes on to point out that “it is time to stop relying on policies that are based on such misguided preconceptions. There is no evidence that such policies are effective, and the CHA can reduce drug-related crime without them.” Way to go, Larry!