COMMENTARY BY TOMESHA BRADLEY, FNN REPORTER.
Gov. Mike Huckabee from Arkansas impressed me the most when asked about his legacy on race. He acknowledged that if both a white and black kids were caught with cocaine or marijuana, then the black kid would be sentenced to 10 years in prison while the white kid would be sent to rehab. He stated that if he were elected president, there would be a change. He will make sure that blacks and whites are treated equally in the courts. As a teenager in Washington DC, I feel that there are an unequal amount of young people of color in today’s society who have been sentenced with many years in prison for possession of marijuana and are incarcerated until this day. Even though Gov. Mike Huckabee would like to make this change, I think that all candidates, whether they are elected president or not should change the fact that African American children receive unfair sentences for drug possession.