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Wednesday, February 17, 2021

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"Addiction does not discriminate" is something said by white suburban people when they found addiction among "good" families. It is a stigmatizing posture. Perhaps it means that addiction doesn't discriminate, but WE do.
Rivkah Lapidus, Ph.D.

The first sentence was helpful to me since I took steps to learn about Carter G. Woodson, who dreamed to have Black history celebrated all year long. I struggled to agree with the article and the posted coment . Big pharma is to blame for the heroin epidemic in recent years. Doctors became dealers. In addition, Black families in the 1920’s overwhelming consisted of 2 parents. The single parent rate has skyrocketed since then. The focus should be on ensuring children’s social capital to prevent the need for recovery capital.

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