What Use to be a Criminal Problem is Now A Health Problem

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Comment by Practical Learning Online on April 19, 2017 at 5:21pm

The first government warnings about the dangers of drugs were also deeply entwined with racism. In 1909, Aurin writes, prominent doctor Hamilton Wright, working on behalf of the State Department to address the opium issue, complained that the country was “contaminated through the presence of a large Chinese population.”

By the 1920s and ‘30s, Zieger said, popular fiction depicted a Chinese-American underworld in which white people risked becoming “enslaved” by opium.

“It was also obviously kind of a fear of white women being seduced by people of another race,” she said.

Today, that view of drug use as a blameworthy, criminal habit of the “lower classes” is again vying with the concept of addiction as a disease for which the medical community bears some responsibility."

From: America’s First Addiction Crisis Had Some Striking Parallels To Today

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