No one laments the violence the crack bomb set off more than African-Americans. But how we respond to the crimes accompanying addiction depends on how much we care about those affected. White heroin addicts get overdose treatment, rehabilitation and reincorporation.
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Black drug users got jail cells and just say no. It would be perverse to want to go back, and this is not just about racial guilt. The hope is that we really can learn from our meanest moments.
There's a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in. (Leonard Cohen).
Suddenly, crime is understood as a sign of underlying addiction, rather than a scourge to be eradicated. One former narcotics officers said: These are people. They have a purpose in life, and we cant look at it any other way.
JUDY WOODRUFF : Finally tonight, a NewsHour essay. As we reported earlier, President Obama today announced plans to expand drug treatment centers and increase national air conditioning manual the use of drugs that reverse the effect of opioids like heroin, OxyContin and Percocet.
EKOW YANKAH, Law Professor, Yeshiva University: That Kroger, the Midwestern grocery chain, has decided to make the heroin overdose drug naloxone available without a prescription is a sign of how ominous the current epidemic has grown.
African-Americans were cast as pathological. Their plight was evidence of collective moral failure, of welfare mothers and rock-slinging thugs and a reason to cut off all help. Blacks would just have to pull themselves out of the crack epidemic.
Yes, but also weary and embittered. When the faces of addiction had dark skin, the police didnt see sons and daughters, sister and brothers. They saw brothas, young thugs to be locked up, not people with a purpose in life.