Global health experts agree that the war on drugs has done more harm than good, but millions of people continue to be arrested for nonviolent drug offenses each year, including 1.5 million in the US alone. Why are politicians so far behind, even as calls for legalization go mainstream?
Bernie Sanders' campaign has made economic equality and socialism, with their egalitarian ethics, respectable ideas again. It will now be possible to build upon the opening Sanders has provided and create a socialist movement, one with mass appeal and real power, in the United States.
We in the United States can, instead of moving forward with the march of progress, look backward. We can do the urgent and necessary work of altering "America" to include Latinos in the national conversation -- not just immigration.