“While crack cocaine seems to account for the rise in the murder rate of black youths in the 1980s, as well as more moderate increases in a wide range of adverse birth outcomes, the damaging social impact of crack fades a decade later.”
“Between 1984 and 1994, the homicide rate for black males aged 14 to 17 more than doubled, and the homicide rate for black males aged 18 to 24 increased nearly as much.”
“During this period, the black community also experienced an increase in fetal death rates, low birth-weight babies, weapons arrests, and the number of children in foster care.”
Imagine that. All of those babies!.dying because they’re born addicted to crack! in “Newark, Philadelphia, New York, Oakland!”
Crack Cocaine. Hmmm. Not a sexually-transmitted (but not so much)..uhm, vir!well, you test for something, with a test that doesn’t test for anything!but anyway!it’s not that?
Not an STD that will definitely kill them (unless we drug them mercilessly …after 15 or 23 or 52 years?
Woooaaahhh!hard to imagine!really, challenging my belief systems! but alright!
And imagine what happens ten years later, when the ‘crack epidemic’ is over? (bad news, Gen. Noriega)
(Epidemic (modern usage) – anything that doesn’t affect wealthy, white people, but that allows them to punish, incarcerate, drug or monitor (and reduce) the population of non-wealthy, non-white people).
So, minus all that crack cocaine, The death rate in the “inner city,” as the NY Times would say, among the affected black foster children goes down.
(“Inner city,’ that’s a hell of an expression. What, does it mean – Park Avenue? That’s in the inner city. The Met? The Louvre? Inner city, inner city !hmm …)
Death rates down in black orphans – fewer “boarder babies’ – And it’s all due to the end of the crack era.
But wait. It can’t be. Because I’ve been told that it was “HIV” that kills black orphans.
I mean ! boy, you almost had me there ! what was I thinking? No, no, no, black babies live because of AZT, of course!! And thanks to pharmaceutical drug trials with life-saving (life-ending) billion-dollar wunderchemicals like Nevirapine!
Get it? With AZT!
(And if you’re suggesting that the number of orphans decreased because the crack epidemic was brought under control!well, you’re crazy! You’re clearly a denialist, and we’re going to tell everybody that you are!na, na, na na na.)
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