Netflix Doc Review - Crack: Cocaine, Corruption, & Conspiracy Part 2 | Illegal Drug Abuse
In this episode of Not Another White Man’s Podcast, co-hosts Brandee Blocker Anderson, Kendra Dawsey, Haleh Rabizadeh Resnick, and Seanna Pieper-Jordan complete their discussion about the Netflix doc, Crack: Cocaine, Corruption, & Conspiracy. In addition to discussing the NetFlix documentary, they will be discussing illegal drug abuse and its effect on low-income and BIPOC communities.
This podcast also discusses the historic effect of the proliferation of drugs, specifically crack and cocaine on BIPOC communities. The podcast also discusses how the U.S. government participated in the trafficking of drugs into these communities, while simultaneously promoting a war on drugs.
A specific example of this is Ronald Reagan’s “Just Say No” media campaign. The government’s involvement in supplying narcotics to BIPOC communities, which promoted violent crime in these communities, is another form of systemic racism.