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27 January 2015 @ 07:14 pm
Billie Holiday  
The war on some drugs has always been a war on some races.

Thanx to [personal profile] onyxlynx
et in Arcadia egoboo: Sacred Chaoapostle_of_eris on January 28th, 2015 02:06 am (UTC)
U.S. drug laws have always been racist.
The first drug law in the U.S. was against Chinese opium. Later was Negro cocaine and Negro and Mexican marijuana . . .
Annenetmouse on January 28th, 2015 02:00 pm (UTC)
Interesting article, and so sad about Billie Holiday. I have long regretted there are so few recordings of her... somehow I never knew (or knew when I was little and forgot) that she lost her license to perform like that.

How particularly sad that such a violent and unpleasant man like her husband was more respected by the law than she.
BritHistorianbrithistorian on January 28th, 2015 07:32 pm (UTC)
That was interesting - thanks for a chance to brush up on some of the more unsavory parts of our history.