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‘Historically tragic’: why are drug
overdoses rising among Black and Indigenous Americans?

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Posted By: Ribicon, 2/17/2022 2:43:45 PM

As the drug overdose crisis in the United States exploded during the coronavirus pandemic–killing an unprecedented 100,000 people in 12 months–Black and Indigenous Americans were increasingly likely to become the victims. Drug overdose rates in America surged by 31% in 2020, according to figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as the pandemic left many facing lockdowns, and economic and emotional strain. But researchers at the University of California Los Angeles have found that the death rate surged most dramatically among Black and Indigenous Americans, who saw a staggering increase of 49% and 43% respectively in just one year.(Snip)“The increasing toxicity of


It's because Black and Indigenous Americans have unequal access to the high-grade street drugs enjoyed by the likes of Pumper Biden, Barack Obama, and most other liberal leading lights. Black and Indigenous American bodies are piling up like cordwood, but still these selfish high-profile liberals refuse to dip into their stashes and spread the wealth. Why not provide some of The Good Stuff in with the care packages of syringes and crack pipes we're distributing? You know George Floyd would approve.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: clayusmcret 2/17/2022 3:10:31 PM (No. 1074804)
Too easy. Because Biden has thrown the border open to the cartels and the drugs flow almost unimpeded. For every drug mule caught, another ten get through.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: wilarrbie 2/17/2022 3:17:23 PM (No. 1074811)
Because while not being part of the (outloud) Narrative, it IS part of the Plan. (see: Border Policy)
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Reply 3 - Posted by: DVC 2/17/2022 3:24:41 PM (No. 1074825)
Because China is sending in a lot more fentanyl to kill us.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Roscoelewis 2/17/2022 3:30:14 PM (No. 1074833)
My empathy reservoir is empty.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: LeeBertie 2/17/2022 3:39:19 PM (No. 1074839)
Why are drug overdoses rising among Black and Indigenous Americans? White privilege White supremacy In a word, racism
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Cynical Backstory 2/17/2022 3:57:01 PM (No. 1074847)
What a limp article. Every excuse they could come up with to blame these drug death on except the most obvious one, the drug takers themselves. Hooey!
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Reply 7 - Posted by: seamusm 2/17/2022 4:19:52 PM (No. 1074859)
Certainly not because they're black but because they're stupid..
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Reply 8 - Posted by: harleynyc 2/17/2022 4:22:43 PM (No. 1074864)
minorities have been drug abusers since time began.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: bighambone 2/17/2022 4:28:25 PM (No. 1074870)
China is sending more and more fentanyl into the USA by way of the Mexico-USA borderline, Biden and the leftist, progressive, and socialist Democrats have opened that borderline to all comers who are mostly poor and uneducated illegal aliens to create millions of new future foreign origin Democrat voters, effectively in a borderline abandonment mode that also allows an unlimited amount of dangerous fentanyl and opioids to be smuggled into the USA, to the point that those dangerous drugs can easily be purchased, especially in the big cities, and be passed and used all over the country. If you have been paying attention it should be obvious to you as Biden has never spoke out about the massive increase in illegal dangerous drugs being smuggled into the USA since he assumed office. As the big Biden and Democrat ultimate objective with the Democrat “open borders” agenda is to permanently change US voter demographics by granting unlimited numbers of illegal aliens effectively a duel nationality status through Democrat designed “path to citizenship” amnesties, whereby tens of millions of today’s illegal aliens by the tens of millions who would eventually all be considered citizens of their home countries and also the USA as “New Americans” as the Democrats call them and be thus able to vote for the Democrats in future U.S. elections, keeping the Democrats in permanent political power, both in Congress and the White House, able to transform the USA into some sort of socialist utopia.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Ida Lou Pino 2/17/2022 4:49:59 PM (No. 1074886)
I don't know - - and I don't care. We've wasted trillions of dollars - - and made everything worse - - much worse - - with the foolish - - and self-defeating - - 51-year-old "War On Drugs." And yet there are still Prohibitionists - - some of them who post here - - who want to continue the never-ending madness of this destructive "war." When will the Prohibitionists wake up?
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Strike3 2/17/2022 4:59:50 PM (No. 1074897)
If that's not a rhetorical question - because they are the two races in America that are least fond of working for a living, are enabled by the taxpayer dollars of those who do work and have enough idle time on their hands to sit around and do drugs all day. Theme that on your next black appreciation day, black history month or kwanzaa.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: 3XALADY 2/17/2022 5:22:34 PM (No. 1074925)
#11 finally got to the answer. Taxpayers are too busy working and keeping their families taken care of. The other major segments of society have plenty of time to play with drugs and are also provided the where withal to buy them. Another drug topic: I live in Missouri and Missouri is close to making marijuana legal to use. The last I heard was 43% or so against and 41% for. I used to think there were more of us than of them. That is fast becoming no longer the case.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: red1066 2/17/2022 6:27:00 PM (No. 1074989)
The drugs are racist. They only go to blacks and indigenous people.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Venturer 2/17/2022 8:15:22 PM (No. 1075090)
For every black and Indigenous person who dies the Democrats are bringing in 2 illegals to replace them and the illegals are brining in the drugs to take them out. Don't worry the democrats have it all figured out.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: Lawsy0 2/17/2022 9:12:06 PM (No. 1075137)
This may be a false narrative because you never see any white supremacists on TV commercials any more. Problem solved by claiming while men invisible. No idea who we can get to invent stuff, but its they way the proletariat wants it.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: mifla 2/18/2022 4:41:28 AM (No. 1075320)
Obviously drugs are racists. Duh.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: mifla 2/19/2022 5:03:50 AM (No. 1076308)
Probably because they are using drugs.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: franq 2/19/2022 9:58:59 AM (No. 1076483)
Well I hope #10 or one of his/her loved ones is never attacked, raped, robbed, or involved in a deadly car collision with someone who is high.
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