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Meth madness: How American media’s drug hysteria vilifies the poor | Salon.com

Meth madness: How American media’s drug hysteria vilifies the poor |

Salon - April M. Short

As Hart points out, we know now that the crack panic stemmed not from realistic concerns over the effects of crack, but from a systemic racism. The laws disproportionately targeted black people, who were more likely to use cocaine in its crack form because it was cheaper and easier to attain. …

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