Crack Cocaine: A Crying Shame in the Black Community
Analysis of the source and attempted solutions of the crack cocaine problem in the black community.
# 32666 | 3,275 words | 10 sources | 2002 |
Published on Oct 20, 2003 in Law (Criminal) , Psychology (Alcohol and Drugs) , Criminology (Drugs Enforcement) , Criminology (Criminal Justice and Corrections) , African-American Studies (General)
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The introduction of highly addictive crack cocaine in the 1980s caused widespread devastation in inner city communities. Under a tough 1986 crack law, vast numbers of black males are serving long prison sentences, yet crack sales and crack addiction have not decreased. Despite the failure of the War on Drugs to reduce drug use or crime in inner city neighborhoods, protests that the crack law targets blacks for prosecution and long prison sentences, and evidence that the CIA was involved in introducing crack cocaine into inner city neighborhoods, the government has refused to change its tactics and take measures to actually help the black community recover from the crack epidemic.
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