The Urban Inquirer
A blog produced by students at Queens College, CUNY

In 1971, former U.S president Richard Nixon, notorious for the Watergate Scandal, proclaimed a so called “War on Drugs”. For the next several decades, the whole nation was turned upside down. Labeled as “public enemy number one”, a crackdown on enforcing the drug laws and creating stricter legislation was starting to ensue. This was when […]

Seeing the movie 13th and reading the articles related to the systematic oppression of certain races.  Fears and stereotypes lead to unjust treatment of certain people.  We have seen it ever since slavery, these policies were switched to the criminal justice system.  Now even in recent days we see the numbers keep rising, with broken […]