Originally Posted by TwinSwords
TNC made the "drug war" quip in the context of Ron Paul and his defenders' recent suggestions that Ron Paul can't possibly be a racist, because he's in favor of legalizing drugs.
Just to provide a little more context, Ta-Nehisi's tweet, above, was part of a series of tweets he posted on Sunday in response to Ron Paul's defense, earlier that same day, of Jim Crow and the apartheid south. (Yes, Ron Paul, the "freedom lover," was back on TV on Sunday advancing the cause of racial apartheid.)
Here are some of Ta-Nehisi's other tweets from the same day, on the same theme: