Actress gets out brown and white eggs and frying pan to expose ‘drug war’s racism’

Actress gets out brown and white eggs and frying pan to expose ‘drug war’s racism’
Image: YouTube screen grab

The liberal site Slate was delighted with a new video message about the “war on drugs” produced by Green Point Creative for an an advocacy group called the Drug Policy Alliance. It’s not the same classic anti-drug message she famously delivered back in the ’90s, though she’s still got her frying pan and some eggs. But now it’s about how the brown eggs get smashed by drug laws, not the white eggs. Get it?

COOK: This [white egg] is one of the millions of Americans who uses drugs and won’t get arrested. However, this American [brown egg] is several times more likely to be charged with a drug crime. Imagine it’s you.This is the day you get caught. This is your day in court. This is your sentencing. This is your cell. This is your first day on the outside. This is your fresh start… WAS your fresh start. [Has check box as a felon.] Here are your job prospects. [Eggs crushed!]

This is your chance at a college degree…or not [financial aid denied]. This is your family. This is your debt collector. These are the dreams you have your children! [Eggs crushed!]

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