A recent article posted on a Washington Post blog is causing a stir by claiming that many things we were taught about Crack are just not true. Many people are objecting to the blog titled “5 Things You Should Know About Crack.” In it the argument is made that Crack is not as addictive as it was perceived to be and they are saying there is no medical basis for the existence of “Crack Babies.” The author Kai Wright is saying there is no scientific or medical backing to the claim that Crack causes a chemical dependency in the children of Crack addicts. I’m sure some residents of the ghettoes of America would beg to differ.
The underlying theme of the blog though is that Congress is prepared to tackle the long standing issue of sentencing disparity between Crack and Cocaine defendants. There are the normal statistics that show the systematic War On Drugs has unfairly targeted “minorities” in America but overall the article is a must read. I suggest you CLICK HERE and get involved in the discussion over at The Root.