Salon.com Politics | Bush backs aid ban for drug convicts Bush backs aid ban for drug convicts
April 18, 2001 | WASHINGTON (AP) —
The Bush administration says it will enforce a previously ignored law denying federal financial aid to college students with drug convictions.
Let’s all join in the mad rush to demonize young drug offenders (they’re mostly minority anyway) and make sure that we shut off every opportunity for them to advance their lives and make changes for the better. What better way for us to show our compassion for the prison industry while at the same time protecting valuable college opportunities for the ‘right’ kind of people.