You can point to the whiteness and blackness of the differing approaches on the War on Drugs all you want. What's not really discussed is that the nation as a whole has a different view of addiction. This change is welcome. It's unfortunate that it didn't happen earlier, but the climate has changed a lot. Addicts aren't viewed the same as they once were. Maybe it's because more are white now, I don't know. Maybe it's because so many of the drugs abused are prescription. Maybe it's because there are reality TV shows focused on helping people get help instead of imprisoning them. I don't know, but this is a welcome change regardless of who the poster children are.
This is BS. When it was effecting black people it was swept under the rug. Now that its effecting the white community, change needs to come. What you´re doing is deflecting. The black community has been pleading for change for a while and we should just shut up and be content that its happening now? Give me a break, it clear as day what is going on and I have every right to be upset.
You don´t know why addicts are veiwed differently today? Maybe, just maybe its because they are white? Get real man, its because its effecting the white community. Theres nothig to speculate, its clear as day.
Basically, we should just be happy its happening now. Families have been lost and itll take decades to undo the damage that was done to our community.
Its insensitive to even play with the idea that this might not be a racial issue.