The opioid epidemic has been a significant point of discussion for political representatives on both sides of the aisle. Also, many others have highlighted the differences in policy approaches between the crack-cocaine epidemic in the 80s and the present-day opioid epidemic. The crack-cocaine epidemic was accompanied by a ‘get tough’ law-and-order approach. Here, the criminal justice system was used as the main instrument to combat drug abuse in black and brown communities.
Post by T. Connor What a glorious time to be alive! Isn't it exciting to look forward to the 2020 Presidential Election?! The Democratic candidates are full of diversity and progressive glamour. As a black male, Kamala Harris and Cory Booker bring me a sense of pride and a unique excitement. I mean what are the odds that I get to witness a black woman and man competing for the top office in the land?! I couldn’t have asked for a better list of candidates to dethrone the King