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U.S. fight against opioid overdoses becomes one of racial justice: researcher

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By Lucie AUBOURG

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I think they should double down on the War on Drugs, because that's worked so well and been so good for America so far, right?

 

...right?

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The US government doesn't want to do anything about it. They can stop the flow of opium in Afghanistan but not stop the flow if drugs and chemicals coming in from Mexico across the border and the chemicals from China that is used to make these drugs. The Mexican cartels are just as bad as the Taliban but the US does nothing!!!!

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Black communities are disproportionately affected by the shift of fentanyls. For the first time since the 1990s, the Black overdose death rate overtook the white overdose death rate in 2020.

Interesting how fervent anti-gun advocates ignore this killer, which is now predominantly in lower-income, black neighborhoods.

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In 2020, the death rate from drug overdose among Black people surpassed that of white people in the United States for the first time since 1999, according to a study published this year.

The rates of arrest and imprisonment for possession and sales of illegal drugs have been racially biased since the beginning of the US narcotic scheduling system.

That is where to start and how to end the tragic farce of the "drug war".

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