Black And White People Use Drugs At A Similar Rate. That’s Why The Last 2 Graphs Are So Shocking.

If you haven't figured out how you feel about our War on Drugs, please allow these three graphs to influence your opinion.

1. This first graph tells us that white and black people use drugs at very similar rates.

2. But wow, black people get arrested for drugs A LOT more.

3. Then there's this: Despite the fact that crack and cocaine are chemically identical, the prison sentencing for crack is much harsher. And perhaps not-so-coincidentally, crack use is higher among African-Americans, while white people tend to use more cocaine. If that's not messed up, I don't know what is.

Needless to say, three graphs don't tell the entire story. But they do suggest that drug policy in our country is way out of whack (to put it mildly).


We all know that social media can be a cesspool of trolly negativity, but sometimes a story comes along that totally restores your faith in the whole thing. Enter the KFC proposal that started off being mocked and ended up with a swarm of support from individuals and companies who united to give the couple an experience to remember.

Facebook user Tae Spears shared the story with screenshots from Twitter, and the response has been overwhelming.

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Madison Square Garden in New York City is known for having hosted some legendary performances. George Harrison's Concert for Bangladesh in '71, Billy Joel's 12 sellouts in '06, and Carmelo Anthony's 62 points in a 2014 victory against the Charlotte Bobcats, just to name a few.

But it's hard to imagine one person holding the legendary arena in the palm of their hand quite like Pete DuPré, better known as "Harmonica Pete," did on Veterans Day.

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Many of us are too young to remember the hijacking of Pan Am Flight 73 of 1986, much less any details about it. But thanks to a viral Facebook post from Misfit History, some attention is being shed on an incredible heroine who saved many American lives in the standoff.

The post reads:

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Whenever life becomes too tedious or stressful, it seems that the human psyche has a release valve that turns on and we just go, "F it."

I give up. I no longer care. I got nothing left.

It's a wonderful moment when we go from being at our wits end to being on the other side of the madness. Because, after all, as Mark Manson, author of "The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck" says:

You and everyone you know are going to be dead soon. And in the short amount of time between here and there, you have a limited amount of fucks to give. Very few, in fact.
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