White Lines and Crack Rocks
After reading and viewing the course materials for this week, as well as listening to the related songs and lyrics, consider the following points regarding powder cocaine and the subsequent crack epidemic (2-4 pages):
- What are your attitudes towards drugs in general?
- How do you define an ‘addiction’?
- How do you view the United States government’s approach to the drug problem over the years?
- What are your thoughts on the hip-hop community’s response to the crack explosion?
- How do you view the disparity in sentencing guidelines between crack and powder cocaine offenders?
- What is the current image of crack, from what you can tell?