The Black Community has been failed once again
An addiction of any kind is horrible and it tears apart so many lives. It tears apart families, communities, and the person who’s addicted.
In our series, #blacklivesmatter we are highlighting some of the differences in our society in which the white race has been favored over the black race.
After we explain the two scenarios, we want you to comment and tell us who’s life matters more.
Crack (a form of Cocaine) came on the scene in the early 1980’s.
I personally know many people in the African American communities that lost everything due to the influx of crack cocaine into the black neighborhoods.
Black people lost their families, property, and dignity.
Crime increased at an astronomical rate. Fathers were incarcerated and families were dismantled.
Black families began to lose everything they had worked so hard to obtain.
There wasn’t any government or medical assistance to get vlack peoples lives back on track.
No one assisted black families, no one cared because it was happening to predominately black Americans.
Judges were providing harsh prison sentences to African American men as if they had committed murder.
Crack addicted Black people were receiving 5 year sentences for 5 grams of crack cocaine.
In 1986, (U.S. Congress passed laws that created a 100 to 1 sentencing disparity for the possession of or trafficking of crack cocaine.
African Americans are incarcerated at nearly six times the rate of whitesAHRC USA Data
This was considered discriminatory against minorities, mostly African Americans, who were more likely to have access to crack than powder cocaine, which the white people purchased more.
One in three black males born today can expect to spend time in prison during his lifetime.AHRCUSA.org
Have you ever heard of a Crack Crises or a crack epidemic ?
NO, you probably haven’t. why? Because it was and is mainly tearing down the black community.
No one cares about the black community.
Where did crack cocaine come from? Who brought it to the black neighborhoods?
Crack was a cheap affordable form of Cocaine, but with a stronger habit forming addiction.
Let’s fast forward to the year 2010. The country became a state of emergency due to the New opioid crises.
Why was this a crisis? It was a crises that needed attention because it was affecting the white communities.
Various Clinics and rehab facilities starting popping up all across the country.
Not only did these rehabilitation facilities began to open up, but insurance companies started covering rehab treatments to help white America kick their Opiod habits.
The AMA began putting harsher restriction on doctors and patients.
If someone goes to the doctor today, and you’re in pain, you may have a hard time getting and opiod classified drugs. Why? Because its now an epidemic thats taking out the most favorable race of people- Caucasians.
If you doctor writes the prescription, you best believe you will be taking a urine test during your next visit.
Have you ever heard of The Opiod Crises? YES, why because its tearing down the white community so there has to be a way to help repair white people.
Afterall, white people are valued and are worth more than the black community, right?
In closing, if you think there isn’t a difference between white lives and black lives, then you are sadly mistaken.
How much more do you think black people can take?
Why has everyone put blinders on for the past 400 years?
If you don’t see the difference in the way one race has been treated over the other race, then you are sadly deceiving yourself.
This blantant racial inequality based on a person to person level. This goes far beyond individuals.
States, governments, and corporations have been complicit in making these decisions as if everything was normal.
They’ve contributed to the oppression of black people and the systemic racism that we are seeing today.
Why? Because they’ve been doing it this way for as long as they can remember and its worked, so why fix it now.
Black people are tired of being stepped on. Black people are tired of being dismissed. Black people are tired of being treated less than.
So much of our lives have been demoralized. So many families broken down. So many fathers and husband’s killed and imprisoned, while our white counterparts have been coddled and nursed back to health.
This is not okay and we are sick and tired of being sick and tired.