The 411 on Crack Cocaine

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  • Overcoming Crack Addiction
  • Crack vs. Cocaine
  • African-Americans and Crack
  • The Myth of the Crack Baby
  • The Disparities of Crack
  • Drug Reform Policies
  • Mayor Rob Ford and Crack Cocaine
  • What Is Crack Cocaine?
  • What Crack Does to Your Body

African-Americans and Crack

It’s not a secret that the crack epidemic disproportionately affected poor African-American communities in the ‘80s and ‘90s. There is a widespread belief that the U.S. government placed crack in Black communities to lessen its political power and fragment us even more. However, there isn’t concrete proof to prove that to be true.

 (Photo: REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas)

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