Xenophobia, Racism and Classism: The Sinister Roots of America’s Prohibition

Prohibition, similar to many aspects of history, was about much more than alcohol. This article takes a deep dive into the more nuanced aspects of prohibition and its ties to racism, classism, and xenophobia.

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Journal Prompts

When reading the prohibition article, what were some of your initial thoughts? Had you heard about these aspects of prohibition before? What stood out to you? Are there any other systemic rules or regulations that you have heard once existed, or that still exist today?

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