Drug Trafficking In Urban Communities Essay

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The Effects of Drug Trafficking in Urban Communities Inner city youth are usually very impressionable due to less than ideal living conditions in their communities. As a result, it is easy to see why so many African American youth think that selling drug is a way out of poverty. Unfortunately, because of their surroundings, the only people they know with substantial amounts of money are the drug dealers they see in their community. Whether it is a friend of a friend or a close relative, these young people have become accustomed to this way of life. With dreams of one day making enough money to have just the bare necessities or the respect of their peers, these are some of the reasons why drug trafficking is so prevalent in urban areas. In the story The Coldest Winter Ever, by Sister Souljah, she describes how this, the sensationalism and fast money associated with drug trafficking within urban communities, effects a young girl who wants to emulate and hold on to this lifestyle. The Coldest Winter Ever is about a young spoiled self-centered teenage girl, name…show more content…
Youth who chose to become traffickers often do so because they believe it is an exciting way to make a lot of money quickly. (National Crime Prevention Council, Washington, D.C. & National Institute for Citizen Education in the Law, 1992, p. 160)
For Winter, in her mind, if this is the way her father maintain the family by selling drugs she could do it too. She wanted to propose a business deal to one of her father’s workers “I’d offer him a partnership since he already knew the business. He’d go for it as long as he got his cut” (Souljah, 1999, p. 90). While trying to find connections with people who she thinks will help her make some fast money, her aunt turns her into the child services and is placed in a group home for teenage
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