Diana R. Gordon

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Diana R. Gordon Ph.D, JD

“Diana Gordon teaches political science and criminology at The City College of New York, City University of New York. In 1990, she published The Justice Juggernaut: Fighting Street Crime, Controlling Citizens. In 1994, she published The Return of the Dangerous Classes: Drug Prohibition and Policy Politics. She argues that, "A 'shadow agenda' sustains the war on drugs, giving politicians symbolic opportunities to express protectiveness and to manipulate racial fears. Both leaders and ordinary citizens use the drug problem to construct enemies-blacks, youths, aliens-who can be blamed for American social and economic ills."” [1]

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  1. PRDI Advisers, Directors & Staff, Partnership for Responsible Drug Information, accessed September 11, 2007.