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Julie Laumann #116thCongress @Otpor17
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"The nation is reacting to the opioid epidemic by humanizing people with addictions while describing the crisis as a public health emergency.

That sympathy for a group of people who are overwhelmingly white was nowhere to be seen when crack was ravaging black communities"
"News organizations shoulder much of the blame for the moral panic that cast mothers with crack addictions as irretrievably depraved and the worst enemies of their children, and reporting that they were giving birth to a generation of neurologically damaged children"
"The idea of a mentally impaired “crack baby” resonated with long-held racist views about black Americans, capturing the imaginations of reporters, politicians, school officials & others who were historically conditioned to believe just about anything about African-American poor"
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