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The Addiction Of Crack Cocaine Addiction

- Sterk’s work digs deep into the complex lives, dilemmas, personal conflicts, and daily struggles of women who fall victim of crack cocaine addiction to depict a more truthful and multidimensional picture of their ongoing predicaments and daily tribulations in society. This ethnographic piece of research effectively challenges the conventional views of drug addicts, as well shattering and discrediting the stereotypical portrays of the women who succumb to the addiction of crack cocaine. This research presents in great detail the impact of women’s addiction on a much larger context of their lives, capturing in stages how they give into the addiction, how it progresses, their struggles to survi...   [tags: Drug addiction, Cocaine, Crack cocaine]

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The Crack-Up Critical Reception History

- The Crack-Up Critical Reception History “…it was funny coming into the hotel and the very deferential clerk not knowing that I was not only thousands, nay tens of thousands in debt, but had less than 40 cents cash in the world and probably a $13. deficit in the bank.” This entry in Scott Fitzgerald’s Notebooks, about the time he spent in Hendersonville, North Carolina – washing his own linen and living on canned meats and food (Cody) – is a good summation of the state he was in when he began to write his “Crack-Up” essays....   [tags: Fitzgerald Crack Up Essays]

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Crack’s Effect on New York City

- Crack’s Effect on New York City In the summer of 1985, New York City was introduced to the drug crack. The ensuing seventeen years have culminated into some of the most turbulent, and crime ridden years in the history of New York City. Crack is the street name for a form of cocaine introduced in the mid-1980s. Crack is smoked, rather then sniffed through the nose, or injected, which are all other ways to use cocaine. Users of the drug inhale the vapors that are given off when the crack is heated (Berger pg.20)....   [tags: Illegal Drugs Crack Essays]

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The Crack Of The Bat

- he smell of fresh cut grass. The crack of the bat. The the very subtle smell of hot dogs and popcorn. This is America’s pastime. Baseball, is America’s greatest pastime and present. Baseball has been apart of america since 1839 by Abner Doubleday in the village of Cooperstown, New York. As well as being the creator of baseball Doubleday was a Civil War hero. This also helped boom baseball into what it is today. In the United States there is roughly 455,414 high school baseball players. There is zero in Montana....   [tags: Major League Baseball, Baseball]

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Crack and the Box

- One is Crack and the Other is the Box Almost a century has passed since two revolutionaries have been born to change the world: television and drugs. It is clear that both drugs and television made their way to society at the same time, but it doesn't seem that obvious what is that made them escalate together. Some studious people say that it may have to do with the presence of drugs in the media, but it remains a mystery. In 'Crack and the Box' by Pete Hamill, there is an intention to explain the reasons to this phenomenon....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Pete Hamill]

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The Crack Down on Crack Houses

- What looks like your neighborhood abandoned house with poor lightning, boarded up windows and doors and overgrown bushes, might just be your community's biggest crack or drug house. These vacant or condemned houses used for criminal activity are all over the United States. However watch out, police departments and neighborhoods around the nation are putting their foot down to crack and houses that sell it. Are you ready to take initiative. Crack is made from powered cocaine and is sold in rock form....   [tags: Informative Essays]

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History of the Crack Cocaine

- ... Taking crack cocaine produces a sense of euphoria, well-being (University Of Maryland). Symptoms of crack cocaine are both physical and psychological. Physical and psychological withdrawal begins if the addict lacks crack cocaine. Once he hits on the drug, his tolerance level boosts; he takes increased amounts of the drug each time to get desired effects. Psychological indications include the following: excessive thoughts over buying crack cocaine, regular craving for crack, determined etc and physical signs are as follows: insomnia, widen pupils, loss of appetite (“Crack abuse signs…”)....   [tags: powder, coughing, respiratory bleeding]

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Crack: The Decade of American Destruction

- In the 1980s, the United States has witnessed a scar that swept many Americans off their feet. The scar consisted of the effect that crack had on Americans in the 1980s. Many Americans believe that drugs are the main thing that is causing many social problems in society. For instance, in 2004, New York Senator Charles Schumer stated, “Twenty years ago, crack was headed east across the United States like a Mack truck out of control, and it slammed New York hard because we just didn't see the warning signs” (n.p)....   [tags: Drugs]

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Coca Leaves, Cocaine, and Crack

- Cocaine can be traced back thousands of years, but its presence wasn’t widely known in North America until the late 1800’s and once it hit, there was an epidemic (Gootenberg 191-192). Cocaine was found to be highly addictive, forming a strong physiological and psychological dependence due to its direct effect on the brain’s central nervous system, specifically the reward pathway. Cocaine comes from the leaves of two specific coca plants that are primarily grown in South America. The leaves contain the specific cocaine alkaloid that is needed to make cocaine hydrochloride (Rhodium)....   [tags: Brain, Central Nervous System, Addictive, Drug]

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Celeste Walters : A Crack Addict

- Celeste Walters was a crack addict. She was a twenty-six year old welfare recipient, and a single mother of four. Her life, as well as her kids’ lives, was filled with despair. Her oldest child Briana, age thirteen, was forced to take care of her younger siblings while their mother was out hustling for drugs by any means necessary. Celeste had been on drugs for quite sometime, at least thirteen years and had no intentions of stopping. Celeste would take long escapades to the crack house, leaving her small children to be attended by her oldest daughter for days on end....   [tags: Drug addiction, Addiction, Drug abuse]

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The Crack Epidemic On The Eastern Coast

- Silly Streets Let’s agree if we can, Nixon’s “war on drugs” didn’t do shit. I mean after all, many people believed he initiated the crack epidemic on the eastern coast anyway. Put the drugs there, take the jobs away, legislate harsher punishments especially for distribution. Nonetheless, today is December 13th, a freezing Tuesday evening in the five boroughs. Did I mention the streets are hot as shit right now. “Yo, Toro. What’s a drop with no drop. It’s fucking freezing man.” “He’s coming man.” “Of course he is T....   [tags: Fuck, Profanity, George Carlin, Motherfucker]

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Cocaine verus Crack Cocaine

- Cocaine originated from South America, from coca leaves. Originally, the coca leaves were chewed by workers to decrease fatigue, improve endurance and have a greater resistance to the cold. This was to benefit the workers so they could work longer hours and be more productive. In 1855 the active ingredient in cocaine was isolated from the leaves, and in 1880 it was used as a local anesthetic (Nunes,2006). It was also used in coca cola. In 1855, coca cola was a soda beverage that contained sixty milligrams of cocaine for every eight ounces of the beverage....   [tags: hard core drugs]

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Overview of Crack Cocaine

- Behind Crack Cocaine Cocaine is a widely known drug derived from the leaves of coca plants which acts as a psychostimulant. Julien, Advokat, and Comaty (2011) explain how when processed, cocaine can be made into cocaine hydrochloride, known as powdered cocaine, or into crack cocaine, another form of cocaine created by mixing powder cocaine with a weak base. Its composition changes into rock form with a lower melting point than that of regular powder cocaine, therefore, allowing the drug to be inhaled or smoked when heated....   [tags: dopamine, drug, mixed]

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The Crack Cocaine Epidemic of the Mid 1980s

- “Just Say No!” A statement that takes us deep into yet another decade in the history of the United States which was excited by controversies, social issues, and drug abuse. The topic of this statement is fueled by the growing abuse of cocaine in the mid 1980s. I shall discuss the effects of the crack cocaine epidemic of the mid 1980s from a cultural and social stand point because on that decade this country moved to the rhythms and the pace of this uncanny drug. Cocaine took its told on American society by in the 1980s; it ravaged with every social group, race, class, etc....   [tags: Drugs ]

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How Cocaine and Crack is Effecting Lives

- How Cocaine is Effecting Lives How is cocaine and crack effecting people today. The use of the drug can be prevented in many ways, for example the help and support from family members, considering the consequences that can come from the drug, and by attending rehab if needed. If everyone could do this the world could possibly be drug free. That means less crime, more lives saved, and less stress. This all sounds good. As a nation people should try their hardest to stop the use of this drug and all other harmful destructive drugs....   [tags: illegal drug abuse]

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The Crack Up By F. Scott Fitzgerald

- When Esquire magazine first published F. Scott Fitzgerald’s series of essays “The Crack-up”, “Pasting It Together” and “Handle With Care,” collectively know today as “The Crack-Up,” in the year 1936, the author was slammed with criticism by many prominent literary figures of the time. In all three essays, which share a similar tone, Fitzgerald gradually describes a “crack-up”— what he explains to be a physical breakdown characterized by lack of willingness and vitality to keep on fighting for success and a spiritual breakdown characterized by the loss of all motive and will to be generous and compassionate—he claims he prematurely suffered and suddenly realized....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, Short story, Essay]

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`` An Elephant Crack Up `` By Charles Siebert

- There are some wounds that never show on the body that are deeper and more hurtful than wounds that bleed. Just as all humans, elephants similarly feel emotions whether it is joy or sorrow. In his article “An Elephant Crack Up?” the author, Charles Siebert focuses on the recent strange and bellicose behaviors of elephants and clears up the causes of the behaviors with plenty of informative observations. In “Immune to Reality,” Daniel Gilbert theorizes that the psychological immune system is triggered by large-scale negative events....   [tags: Emotion, Psychology, Mind]

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Crack

- Cocaine Base (Crack Cocaine) As mentioned above, powder cocaine cannot be smoked unless chemically altered using the dangerous freebasing technique. Late summer of 1985, New York City drug dealers put an end to the need for freebasing powder cocaine. These same drug entrepreneurs would revolutionize the sale of cocaine and bring terror to the streets of America. The exact inventor of crack cocaine is unknown, but the lasting effects of their discovery is well documented. The benefits of cocaine base (crack) for the drug dealers have only been surpassed by the problems it has created for society in general....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Drugs - Cocaine and Crack

-       "Cocaine and crack are among the most addictive substances known to modern science, and they have already ruined the lives of millions of Americans" (Morganthau and Miller, 208). Cocaine and crack are both dangerous, harmful drugs. Though pleasurable effects can be obtained from these drugs, the use of crack and cocaine cannot be worth the actual consequences that are inflicted on mind and body. The bad effects of these drugs, by far outweigh the good. Because crack and cocaine are so closely related, it is important to have a firm understanding of both drugs....   [tags: Persuasive Argumentative Essay Examples]

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how to crack a game

- Introducing So you want to be a cracker huh?Aha.I know what do you think.You think i download any shit crack help documents from the internet read them and can start to crack huh?Then i`ll call me CdKiller and be famous as every other cracker in the net huh?NO!ALL WHAT YOU HAVE THINK ABOUT CRACKING IS FALSE!FORGET IT NOW!CLEAR YOUR BRAIN AND I`LL TEACH YOU HOW TO CRACK. After you finished reading this text you`ll know how to crack Cd protection and how to disable movie/sound/music calls in the game exe....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Hemingway & the Crack-Up Report

- Hemingway & the “Crack-Up” Report Works Cited Missing Between 1935 and 1936, F. Scott Fitzgerald suffered a mental breakdown, which would be referred to as the “Crack-Up.” Many things precipitated this meltdown including tuberculosis, alcoholism, Zelda’s deteriorating condition, and “his [troubled] sense of himself as a man” (Donaldson 189). During this period, Fitzgerald had been advised by his doctors to take time off work for the sake of his health. Heeding their advice, he decided to relocate to western North Carolina, most notably, Hendersonville, for some fresh mountain air....   [tags: Fitzgerald Hemingway Essays]

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Adolescent Black Males and Their Entanglement With Crack Cocaine

- Adolescent Black Males and Their Entanglement With Crack Cocaine This research proposal will explore the dependent factors that determine why impoverished adolescent Black Males turn to crack cocaine as a means of survival. Survival is defined as, the act of or facts of surviving, especially under adverse or unusual circumstances. Generally, Black Adolescent males engage themselves in crack cocaine by way of dealing or trafficking. This study is important because there are many underlying factors that are not studied in regard to why this population turns to crack cocaine as a means of survival....   [tags: Drugs]

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Laser Crack Measurement System for Pavement-Management Sytems

- ... The requirements for acquiring these factors are the following: (1) That data-acquisition cost is as cheap as possible; (2) that data analysis can be done in a short time; and (3) that data acquisition doesn't influence the speed of other traveling vehicles, in particular on roads with heavy traffic [2]. Pavement surface distress measurement is an essential part of a pavement management system (PMS) for determining cost-effective maintenance and rehabilitation strategies. Visual surveys conducted by engineers in the field are still the most widely used means to inspect and evaluate pavements, although such evaluations involve high degrees of subjectivity, hazardous exposure, and low prod...   [tags: riding quality, skid, construction]

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How To Crack A Website

- How to crack a website n previous articles, we've looked at protecting your online business in relation to credit card fraud and web site hacking, but another very important aspect of online security focuses on your most important tool - the computer you use to run your business. Many of us involved in ecommerce choose to work from home - it's a comfortable environment, we can dress the way we want, save time and money in travel and be close to our loved ones. But if the computer you use to run your online business is the same one your children use for homework and general surfing, this is potentially a very dangerous situation....   [tags: Computer Internet Security Ecommerce Analysis]

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Why Black Men Turn To Crack Cocaine To Survive

- This research proposal will explore the dependent factors that determine why impoverished adolescent Black men turn to crack cocaine as a means of survival. Survival is living under but overcoming adverse or unusual circumstances. Generally black adolescent men engage themselves in crack cocaine by way of dealing or trafficking. This study is important because it emphasizes the many underlying factors that can promote this type of lifestyle as a means of survival. When examining this particular field of study two main causes come to mind, the struggle and the trouble....   [tags: Drugs]

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Samual Mohammed Burned Down a Nortorious Crack House

- Samuel Mohammed had the right intentions when he decided to burn down a notorious crack house in West Palm Beach in his community. In the eyes of the law Mr. Mohammed is an arsonist, but in his eyes he was committing an act of civil disobedience by cleaning up his community. The question that must be answered her is did Mr. Mohammed actually commit a crime being that no one was harmed during the fire. The house was as abandoned building in his neighborhood and its use as a drug house was well known to the police and community....   [tags: civil disobedience, arson, crime]

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Crank, Crack, Whatever You Want To Call It, in Ellen Hopkins’, Crank

- ... She states that she has never felt anything near amazement like that in her life, hence falling in love with the drug and bringing the addiction back to Nevada with her. While settling back in with her stable family, Bree meets two boys named Brendan and Chase whom both have connections to the monster. In desperation for a fix one day, Bree puts herself in dangerous situation and basically “lets” Brendan rape her in change for, “a date with the monster.” After the event, they do not speak, allowing Chase and Kristina to bond more, until eventually they fall in love....   [tags: evolution, destruction, addiction]

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It's Time to Crack Down on Plagiarists and Eliminate Plagiarism

- It's Time to Crack Down on Plagiarists and Eliminate Plagiarism Plagiarize v. 1. To appropriate and pass off as one’s own (the writings, ideas, etc., of another). 2. To appropriate and use passages, ideas, etc. from. 3. To commit plagiarism. [1] Plagiarism is an age-old habit of many people, with a large portion of these people being students who write essays or passages to earn a grade in a class. However, these students are unaware of the act they are doing which meets the criteria of the definition explained above....   [tags: Free Essays Online]

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It’s Time to Crack Down on Police Brutality

- It’s Time to Crack Down on Police Brutality          Police brutality has become a widespread and persistent problem in the United States.  Police brutality occurs when a law enforcement officers use excessive or unlawful force while on or off duty.  "Established: A Pattern of Abuse" is an article in The Humanist, written by Barbara Dority.  She states, "Thousands of individual complaints are reported each year and local authorities pay out millions of dollars to vicitms in damages and lawsuits" (5).  Dority also describes some of the types of abuse that officers have done.  "[They] have beaten and shot unresisting suspects; they have misused batons, chemicals sprays, and electro-shock wea...   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays]

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Crack-Cocaine Addiction

- Crack-Cocaine Addiction at It’s Best In quite a few lower-class communities, phrases like “your mom is a crack head,” or “shut up crack baby” are said jokingly to make fun of someone during what we call a “rip session.” Although said as a joke, some are very offended by the comments. Why. because for some, crack addiction hits too close to home for comfort. Seeing how easy it is obtained in lower class and poverty stricken neighborhoods, many find themselves falling victim to the powerful substance, crack cocaine....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Design of the Railway Wheel

- ... Both mode II and mode III having a shear stress acting parallel to the plane of the crack but the difference is in mode II, shear stress is acting perpendicular to the crack front while in mode III, shear stress is acting parallel to the crack front. 1.2 Problem Statement a. Fatigue crack propagation of the railway wheel due to the impact load b. Durability decrease since the wheel has operated under complex loads. c. Rolling contact fatigue due to the repeated contact stress during the rolling motion in the interface area....   [tags: braking, driction, crack, durability]

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The Legalization of Drugs and The Consequences on Society

- The use of drugs by members of society is a problem for some individuals and a larger problem for the legal system. The use of drugs has created crime among the dealers of illegal substances in many forms, the classification of that substance determines the level of the crime, and with different charges the legal system acts accordingly. In the case of drugs and the legal systems, action against the use or distribution of those substances, many people have been incarcerated in the United States where the tax payers have to support the criminals that are housed for a period of time....   [tags: Marijuana, Crack, Economy]

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What are the effects of Cocaine?

- Cocaine is a purified extract from the leaves of the Erythroxylum coca bush. The plant grows in the Andes region in South America. There are two forms in which cocaine comes in powdered cocaine, and crack cocaine. Powdered cocaine dissolves in water, and users can snort or inject it.(Goldberg) Crack cocaine is what is commonly known as “crack” or “rock” on the streets; It is made by a chemical process that leaves cocaine in its freebase form which a user can smoke.(Goldberg) Cocaine has many different effects on the user depending on the method of delivery....   [tags: cocaethylene, crack, erythroxylum]

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The Vulnerability of Weak Passwords

- ... Brute Force Attack = A technique that is a trial-and-error method, it generates large quantities of consecutive guesses to try and obtain the users password. Prevention = If a hacker fails to login after the third time an account lockout policy can be implemented to prevent further attempts and only an administrator can unlock the account. Weak Password = A password that easy to crack by a computer or a human, People can use common passwords with no numerals or special characters and no upper case characters which make this much easier for someone to obtain their passwords or personal data....   [tags: computers, crack, hackers]

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Knee Brace: An Athlete's Uniform

- When an athlete catches the sound of their knee crack and pop, they better prepare themselves for a long journey. The Center for Injury and Policy (CIRP), from Science Daily, reports that, “Knees are the most accident prone part of the body in high school athletes.” Knee injuries are very common; in fact, they are responsible for 45% of the injuries that occur in high school athletics across America. Knee injuries are well known to not just those in the medical field, but also to athletes. Injuries to the knee are caused by many factors, and what happens after the injury has taken place is what’s most concerning (Science Daily)....   [tags: Osteoarthritis, knee crack and pop]

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The World : Crack Economy By Phillipe Bourgois, And The Film People Like Us Social Inequality

- As time passes, there are a few things that have stayed constant since the beginning of time. One of those things is the inevitable creation of class and social structure. Class and social structure are constructed because of the inequality between classes. In “Workaday World – Crack Economy” written by Phillipe Bourgois, and the film People Like Us social inequality is present. In this paper, I will use the theories of Pierre Bourdieu and Leith Mullings to analyze and evaluate social equality while using the film and essay as a guideline....   [tags: Sociology, Pierre Bourdieu, Social stratification]

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Discuss Merle Hodge’S Crick Crack Monkey As a Novel

- Discuss Merle Hodge’S Crick Crack Monkey As a Novel DISCUSS MERLE HODGE’S CRICK CRACK MONKEY AS A NOVEL DEALING WITH THE CONFLICT OF CULTURES. Merle Hodge born in 1944, in Trinidad is the daughter of an immigration officer. After studying at the Bishop Anstey’s high school of Trinidad, she obtained the Trinidad and Tobago Girls Island Scholarship in 1962 which led her to the university college of London. She obtained a degree in French and later in 1967 a Master Philosophy degree. Merle Hodge traveled a lot in Eastern and Western Europe and when she returned to Trinidad she started teaching French in junior schools....   [tags: English Literature]

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Intervention On A & E Network

- This episode of Intervention on A&E Network follows the addiction of Latisha from Kalamazoo, Michigan. Latisha is thirty-nine years old, unemployed, and currently lives with her boyfriend, Dominic, that she has known for less than two months. Latisha married her boyfriend at the time, Chris, when she was sixteen and divorced him when she was twenty-five. During her marriage, Latisha had two children, Solomon and Sadiha. After Latisha’s divorce, she had a daughter, Tuesday, from another man. Latisha has been addicted to crack cocaine since she was fifteen years old....   [tags: Drug addiction, Cocaine, Crack cocaine]

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The Murder Of Possession Of Cocaine

- On saturday, september 05, 2015 at or about 0208 hours at the location of 2209 greene st (crime location) which is located within the jurisdictional limits of the city of hollywood, within broward county and the state of florida, the above named defendant did unlawfully have in his/her actual constructive possession a controlled substance, to-wit: cannabis, in the amount of 10.0 grams. The suspect marijuana was field tested positive by this officer. The remainder was sent to the broward sheriff`s office laboratory for analysis....   [tags: Cocaine, Drug addiction, Crack cocaine]

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Effects of Drugs While Pregnant

- What happened to Regina Mcknight. unfortunate, this does not happens often and the frequency affects far too many lives, but in no case is it the fault of mother. No law that man conceives can ever change the sad fact that women are the victim of addiction. Any mother will knowingly sacrifice themselves for their children, this fact is instinctive and hereditary. Therefore, no law or course of disciplinary action has the ability to overdrive a woman's instinctive nature to protect their infant, the issue is the drug itself....   [tags: crack baby, drug abuse, malnutrition]

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The Effects Of Drug Abuse On Society

- Crack is Wack In 2006, 8.6 million Americans over the age of 12 have admitted to having tried some form of crack cocaine (“Crack Cocaine Usage Statistics”). Considering the notorious effects of cocaine, that 's a very unsettling statistic. Whether snorted, smoked or injected, cocaine is an addictive and dangerous drug that is known for its prominence during the 1980s. It is common knowledge that crack has devastating effects on an individual 's body, but that may not be relevant to somebody who believes crack will not affect them if they abstain from usage.On the contrary, if crack starts to affect a large group of individuals, it can have negative societal and health effects that can ne...   [tags: Drug addiction, Cocaine, Crack cocaine, Prison]

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The Drug Epidemic Of The United States

- The drug epidemic in the 1980’s and early 90’s was tumultuous time period for the United States as a whole; drug over doses became a norm and families were commonly torn apart because one or more members became addicts. Rueben Casteneda in his memoir, S Street Rising depicts the disastrous consequences that happen when the desire for crack cocaine manifests into an addiction. Casteneda not only uses his own life, but individuals from various classes in the heart of the country, to emphasize the harsh reality of being addicted to crack cocain....   [tags: Drug addiction, Cocaine, Crack cocaine, Addiction]

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Should Marijuana Arrests Be Banned?

- Marijuana arrests account for nearly half of all drug arrests in the United States but these trends are nevertheless present for all drugs; cocaine being one of the of the next most costly. Throughout the 1960s and 1970s, powder cocaine had become incredibly prevalent among the wealthy members of society. Its use was especially widespread within Hollywood and was often glamorized as a status symbol in pop-culture and by celebrities. However, powder cocaine is expensive to manufacture and therefore very expensive to buy, which, for a long time, prevented its spread to poorer communities....   [tags: Drug addiction, Cocaine, Addiction, Crack cocaine]

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Cocaine : The Big Problem

- COCAINE: THE BIG PROBLEM This story has been told to me many times by an acquaintance. The person I’ve known grew up in the projects of Selma, Alabama. It 's a really rough place you wouldn 't want to grow up in. They didn 't have nice things because they were poor. They lived in a house filled with cockroaches so it wasn 't very clean. It was very hard for him to keep occupied because he didn 't have much to do except to play basketball. During his Senior year, he had gotten into the wrong group of people and tried his first hit of Cocaine....   [tags: Cocaine, Drug addiction, Crack cocaine, Morphine]

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The Media And Its Effects On Society

- After focusing on the theories to help us understand the largest picture for all it is worth, we can begin to pick the system apart and see what is dysfunctional. The dysfunctional pieces are the labels, the prison system, laws, Juries, the criminal justice system. The labels placed on people are often not good. Those that are unfavorable, such as felon or criminal, make it hard for individuals to reintegrate into society. They are dysfunctional because it is being used against one race in such a way that limits their ability to succeed in all realms except illegally....   [tags: Prison, Criminal justice, Crime, Crack cocaine]

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The War On Drugs Have Affected Citizens Throughout The World

- The war on drugs have affected citizens throughout the world causing pain and suffering. The government started task forces when drugs started to overflow the country, and violence started to take place. The war on drugs does not just affect the tasks forces or the gangs involved, but also the people in the community. New Orleans caused enough chaos during the war on drugs to have it named the murder capital of the United States. The issue of the war on drugs in the center of New Orleans effected the community in numerous ways....   [tags: Illegal drug trade, Gang, Crack cocaine, Crime]

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My Life 's Journey From High School

- My life’s journey as taken me to many places, and exposed me to a multitude of experiences. These life experiences have taught me the power of helping others, and the immeasurable satisfaction gained from doing so. Upon graduation from high school I attended Morris Brown College for two years, to pursue a bachelor’s degree, but decided to “postpone” those plans to figure out what exactly I wanted to do with my life. Little did I know this postponement would be 25-years. My career began once I left college, and started working for Days Inn Corporate Headquarters (Atlanta, Ga.) as a reservationist, and travel planner....   [tags: Drug addiction, Addiction, Cocaine, Crack cocaine]

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Television Comedies

- Television comedies have been on the air for decades, and throughout this time many different shows have come and gone. Due to the dominance of these shows, comedies are one of the biggest draws on television. There are many different types of comedies, each with their own unique characteristics and features that differentiate them from others and lead to their popularity. Whether the show is a sketch comedy, sitcom, mockumentary or dramatic comedy, each utilizes different types of humour, locations, themes, and situations to appeal to the audience; which is likely why they are so popular today....   [tags: Red Skeleton, The Crack-up]

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The Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1986

- The Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1986 [the Act] was enacted for several reasons. One of the provisions of the act was to introduce mandatory minimum sentences for individuals who are convicted of possessing a particular amount of crack cocaine and powder cocaine. Individuals convicted with possession of 5 grams of crack would receive a mandatory minimum of 5 years in prison. Individuals convicted with possession of 500 grams of powder cocaine would receive the same 5 year mandatory minimum sentence. This ultimately means that an individual would need to be in possession of 100 times the amount of powder cocaine than that of crack cocaine to receive the same sentence....   [tags: Drug Abuse, Substance Abuse]

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Analysis of a Bridge's Physical Condition

- Physically investigating bridge conditions sometimes becomes infeasible due to several factors such as the physical surroundings of the bridge, lack of expert knowledge and human resources. Bridges are essential components of any transportation network, which requires timely decision-making for maintenance, repair and rehabilitation (MR&R) operations. Many bridge authorities consult Bridge Management Systems (BMSs) to manage their routine inspection information and to decide on consequent maintenance services....   [tags: Physics, structural analysis]

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Milestone of Fatigue Behaviour in Composite Materials

- A milestone of fatigue behaviour in composite materials is due thanks to Kenneth Reifsnider [5] whom also deeply studied damage development [6]. The phenomenon cannot be described easily as in metals because of the complexity of the internal microstructure. The most important consequence of this complexity lies in the loss of a well-defined damage state, which cannot be considered like a single crack in homogeneous materials. Reifsnider in his introduction highlights the difficulty to define the damage condition in composite....   [tags: Kenneth-Reifsnider, science of materials]

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Drugs Abuse and the Decay of the Inner City

- Societal and ethnographic reports have link the arrival of crack to gang violence, high murder rates, poverty, and family disruption. Popular opinion seemed to indicate that the introduction of crack cocaine has led to increases in central-city crime and accelerated trends toward overall inner-city decay in America.. This manuscript will established (1) briefly what crack cocaine is (2) when it was introduced (3) if there is a direct link between the introduction of crack cocaine and an increase decadence in the social and economic life of the American community (4) and why this drug had such a significant influence....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essay Examples]

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Drugs Is A Terrible Occupation

- During the 1990s, the sudden appearance of crack dealers on the streets of cities across the country drew media attention to the millionaire crack dealers with high-end weapons and limitless cash. This portrayal of the crack dealer understandably angered the law abiding American public, allowing for a push to stop what was seemingly one of the most profitable professions in America. However, many inner-city drug dealers seem to live with their parents, so why aren’t they making money. Despite many people 's preconceptions of drug dealers being extremely wealthy, the wealth earned by the average drug dealer is very small because only the management positions in the hierarchy of a drug dealing...   [tags: Gang, Illegal drug trade, Drug, Heroin]

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It´s Always Sunny in Philadelphia

- The series is about how four selfish friends who run Paddy’s Pub; a relatively unsuccessful neighborhood Irish pub in Philadelphia, struggle to find their way through the adult world of work and relationships. Sadly, their warped views and precarious judgments often lead them to trouble, creating an endless amount of uncomfortable situations that usually only get worse before they get better. In this episode, Dennis and Dee quit their jobs due to Frank's continuous interference and choose to pursue their dreams, but when Mac reminds them that unemployment runs out eventually, Dennis and Dee get addicted to crack so they can apply for welfare....   [tags: series, welfare, dreams]

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Sentencing and Punishment: The Quest for Justice by Susan Easton and Christine Pipe

- Due to the unfair sentencing disparity between crack and cocaine, despite the fact that the two are the same drug, just in different forms, the government endorsed a law to reduce the sentencing of those who were convicted of crack related offenses. Repealing past wrong doings seemed to be a hurdle initially for lawmakers, but ultimately inmates finally received some of the justice that they deserved. The disparity in sentencing was seen by many as to be a racial war, considering the fact that blacks typically used crack, and whites used powder cocaine....   [tags: injustices, fair sentencing act]

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Substance Abuse Being A Harsh Reality

- Communities are made up of different races, beliefs, cultures and subcultures. Although all identifiers may share similarities among those of their kind, humans possess various complexities based on life experiences. In retrospect, people develop habits during their life span, which tends to lead to detrimental outcomes. One can ask how habits form or what is the chemical that initiates the entire process. The answer to these questions is the neurotransmitter called dopamine. Dopamine is a said to give pleasure and rewards to the sub consciousness which plays a major role in humanity happiness....   [tags: Drug addiction, Morphine, Heroin, Cocaine]

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New Technology : Going Dark

- New Technology “Going Dark” With the news media being reported with information about the Apple’s encryption fight, I think my current events article could be about the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and intelligence agency communications are creating a new technology, “Going Dark”, which will help them to track terrorists and kidnappers. After I read the article, I think the FBI and intelligence agency communications have to find a balance between the privacy and interception of communications....   [tags: Terrorism, Federal Bureau of Investigation]

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The Incarceration Of The United States Is Truly Eye Opening

- The rate of incarceration in the United States is truly eye-opening. According to Howard McGary’s article “Achieving Democratic Equality: Forgiveness, Reconciliation, and Reparations” he shows that there are more people African Americans in prison, parole, or on probation than African Americans in slavery in 1850. The increase of incarceration since 1980 is extremely eye opening. McGary states that “in 1980, there were about two hundred and twenty people incarcerated for every hundred thousand Americans; by 2010, the number had more than tripled, to seven hundred and thirty-one” (McGary 2)....   [tags: Prison, Drug addiction, United States, Recidivism]

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Cocain and amphetamines are Addictive and Dangerous

- ... 122). The other form of cocaine is crack. The process of obtaining crack is done by separating the hydrochloride salt from the cocaine base which forms a hard rock like substance which is known as crack. When it pertains to freebasing, the street cocaine is mixed with a highly inflammable chemical known as ether. Crack is considered to be very “potent,” “cheap,” and “affordable,” especially amongst black African Americans (Drug use and abuse, 2011, p. 122). According to table 6.1 in the text, a list is given with amphetamines along with their brand names and slang terms (Drug use and abuse, 2011, p....   [tags: hydrochloride, drugs, freebase, ]

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War on Drugs

- I. Thesis and Literature Summary In our contemporary society, the media constantly bombards us with horror stories about drugs like crack-cocaine. From them, and probably from no other source, we learn that crack is immediately addictive in every case, we learn that it causes corruption, crazed violence, and almost always leads to death. The government tells us that we are busy fighting a war on drugs and so it gives us various iconic models to despise and detest : we learn to stereotype inner-city minorities as being of drug-infested wastelands and we learn to "witchhunt" drug users within our own communities under the belief that they represent moral sin and pure evil....   [tags: Papers Narcotics Drug Society Essays]

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Disparities in Prison Populations

- DISPARITIES IN PRISON POPULATIONS Although we would like to believe the world is not as racially charged in 2013 as it was in the 1960s, a look in our penal system would show that minorities are still arrested and incarcerated at a higher rate than whites. The United States has experienced a rise in its prison population over the last 40 years and our incarceration rate is nearly 5 times higher than any other country. Even though 13% of the US population are African American males, they make up 38% of the prison population....   [tags: penal system, felony, minority, youth, gangs]

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Black Women Have Been Imprisoned For Having The Girlfriend Role

- Black women have been imprisoned for having the ‘girlfriend role’. This is when a woman is dating a drug dealer and gets caught in the drug conspiracy charge due to her boyfriends or husbands drugs in one form or another (acluvideos, 2008). This does not just hurt the woman who was convicted but also here children and other dependents. Black women who live in poor neighborhoods are disadvantaged within their disadvantaged neighborhoods and are often exploited by men who hold the power. Blacks have been stereotyped to be criminals since the slavery era....   [tags: Crime, Black people, African American, Cocaine]

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The Problem of Racism and Discrimination in American Society

- Shofner argues that even though slavery has been abolished, the ideologies and traditions of slavery still resonate among the Florida population. The idea that the left over residue of Slavery left us with discrimination, inequality and racism that have became institutionalized into the structure of American society. “Before emancipation blacks had been both property and the laboring class of Florida society. An extensive array of habits and beliefs had developed to support the system of bonded servitude and its racial composition....   [tags: racism, discrimination, prejudice]

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Racism in the Criminal Justice System

- Is the Criminal Justice system racist. This question has been asked many times by people of many colors. According to Mac Donald (2008), the criminal justice system is not at all racist. The article depicts arrest rates of both whites and blacks and compares statistics on these arrests. It looks at the number of whites and the number of blacks in jails and prisons. In this critique, we will be looking into this article to see these points in which Mac Donald states proves that the criminal justice system is, in fact, not a racist one....   [tags: Prisons, Jails]

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The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, by Michelle Alexander

- The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness is a book by Michelle Alexander, a civil rights litigator and legal scholar. The book discusses race-related issues specific to African-American males and mass incarceration in the United States. Michelle Alexander (2010) argues that despite the old Jim Crow is death, does not necessarily means the end of racial caste (p.21). In her book “The New Jim Crow”, Alexander describes a set of practices and social discourses that serve to maintain African American people controlled by institutions....   [tags: The New Jim Crow Essays]

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Fatigue in Materials and The Factors Which Influence Fatigue

- Introduction: In materials science , uses loads of fatigue caused by the weakness of material over and over again . This is a gradual localized structural damage that occurs when the material is exposed to cyclic loading . Stressvalues maximum value that caused this damage could be much less than the tensile strength of the material usually as surface tension , reduce or restrict the effort described below. For the following reasons : Fatigue happens when you download the materials and discharged several times....   [tags: Metal Fatigue]

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The Crips Street Gang

- The Crips Street Gang How has the Crips Street Gang evolved since the 1960’s. Gone are the days when battles were over community control, when loyalty meant self- determination, not self destruction. In the 1980’s crack cocaine became a major source of income for many African – American gang members in Los Angeles. Gangs were faced with intra-conflict old codes of conducts versus laissez-faire attitudes of the younger gang members. Gang violence increased as many capitalized on this new market the distribution of crack cocaine....   [tags: Youth Gangs Essays]

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The Crime Of The Criminal Justice System

- The criminal justice system is united under one basic law body, in which no racism is present. Personal beliefs and anecdotes prove nothing, the criminal justice system isn’t racist. Although it may seem African Americans are highly discriminated upon in the justice system, there is ample amounts of data to prove otherwise. The criminal justice system is united under one basic law body, in which no racism is present. The system is not to blame for the racial differences found in the United States criminal justice system....   [tags: Crime, Drug addiction, Criminal justice, Race]

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The War On Drugs And Drug Trafficking

- The War on Drugs was meant to stop the violent criminals who were profiting from drug trafficking. The penalties often carried disparities finding no equal ground between the drug king pin, and the struggle addict punished for committing a crime against themselves. With longer prison sentences resulting from mandatory sentences. The disparities of drugs like crack vs. cocaine serve no real equal punishment for drug criminals. Social and Political stigma has kept drug criminals to be treated as lower-scale person....   [tags: Illegal drug trade, Heroin, Drug addiction, Drug]

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The Drug Of Drugs And Drugs

- Drugs have been around for a long time and as the years have gone by some have been more popular than others. From the beginning of time natural substances were used by humankind in order to cure sickness, to relieve pain, sexual pleasure, and for recreational use. A number of drugs have gone from being completely legal to only being available with a prescription from a licensed medical practitioner. On the other hand, there are several which one cannot acquire even with a prescription as they have been labelled as extremely harmful to our health....   [tags: Cocaine, Drug addiction, Morphine]

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Drug Abuse During Central Ohio

- Drug Abuse in Central Ohio Ohio is in a war against drugs like heroin, methamphetamine, cocaine, alcohol, and crack cocaine. The battle against drugs is never ending: some ask is there a solution or a better way. Drugs cause an outstanding number of deaths a year, tear families apart, and cause incarceration rates to rise. There are many solutions to this issue; however, will society act and take care of this. To help people with addiction, there are medications such as suboxzone, methadone and a shot called Vivitrol....   [tags: Drug addiction, Heroin, Addiction, Alcoholism]

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Improving Composite Patching And Repair

- Looking at the economical side of things is very useful in establishing the need for improved composite patching and repair methods. As time ticks away, commercial airlines are forced to take a hard look at whether to repair or replace the aging and battered members of their fleet. Although many issues arise with aging aircraft, cracks in their structures are undoubtedly one of the more frequent and troubling concerns. The decision to repair or replace is never easy, however, as the success of a company and the safety of the general public are at stake....   [tags: Airline, Aircraft, Douglas DC-3, Avianca]

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The New Jim Crow Laws

- Jim Crow laws were laws created to strengthen racism and segregation. It was a white person’s desperate attempt to maintain a sort of superiority over black people. Nowadays it might seem impossible for laws promoting racism and segregation to exist, but they do. Concealed by inconspicuous phrasing there are still laws to this day that allow blacks and other minorities to be taken advantage of solely based on their race. The book written by Michelle Alexander titled The New Jim Crow outlines the major problems associated with the American judicial system, mainly the War on Drugs....   [tags: Race, Racism, United States, Black people]

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The Hiv / Aids Epidemic

- The HIV/AIDS epidemic has a very complex and exasperating history in the African-American community. In order to have a hope of improving the prevalence of the virus in the African-American community, it is important to identify the sources that keep the virus so active in the Black community. According to the American Journal of Public Health, African-Americans have a higher prevalence of HIV and STD’s compared to other racial/ethnic groups, and, furthermore, are more likely to engage in sexual and injecting relationships with other African-American individuals, who have risk factors equal or greater than they do....   [tags: HIV, Sexual intercourse, AIDS, African American]

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Substance Abuse Increasing In Inner-city Minorities

- Substance Abuse Increasing in Inner-City Minorities Substance abuse is an ever increasing epidemic facing America's inner- city minorities. There are several different drugs that are gaining popularity amongst inner-city youths 1. Juice, that is marijuana soaked in embalming fluid is starting to show up in more and more inner east coast cities 2. Crack or rock cocaine is by far one of the most addicting drugs out there, it's been engulfing America's inner-cities since the early 80's 3. Heroin, is also making a comeback 4....   [tags: Drug Addiction Essays]

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The War on Drugs

- For several years the United States of America has been struggling with the problem of drug addiction of its citizens. This has led the federal government to take measures to restrain the problem of addiction in the United States. However, after observing these measures, such as the ‘War on Drugs’ and its consequences, scholars now question the effectiveness of the drug policy implemented. Some scholars even argue that the War on Drugs has been more harmful to American citizens than helpful. Also, scholars claim that the drug policy has had severe consequences in the foreign countries the policy has been targeting....   [tags: United States, Colombia, drug policy]

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Mental And Physical And Of The United States

- Mental and Physical Imprisonments in American In the year 2013, 43,982 people in the U.S died from a drug overdose. (Drug War Statistics). What was once used as a cure, is now seen as life ending, addictive, substances. In the beginning professionals seen these drugs, such as cocaine and heroin, as breakthroughs in the medical world. But overtime realized they were wrong. Narcotics have had a horrible impact on the United States and its people, and may be one of the worst thing that has happen to this country....   [tags: Cocaine, Drug addiction, Morphine, Heroin]

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Similarities and Differences Between Dennis and Dee

- The very popular dark comedy, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, showcases the similarities, and some differences between the twin characters, Dee and Dennis Reynolds, in many of its’ funniest episodes. In the show, Dee ( often referred to as “Sweet” Dee ) and Dennis have a rather unconventional brother-sister relationship. In their group of friends who are also coworkers, Dennis is viewed as somewhat a leader and superior to the others, while Dee is seen to be at the bottom of the ranks in “the Gang” and is often ridiculed....   [tags: Television]

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Myths of Black Motherhood and Their Consequences

- Keeping with the legacy of American history, the African American family is a topic of controversy and concern. While other aspects of the family are studied, it could be argued that the area of African American motherhood receives the most attention. Unequivocally, African American mothers are depicted as matriarchs, crack-mothers, and welfare queens. In addition, Black mothers are often portrayed as lazy, irresponsible, destructive, and even worthless. These stereotypical images of African American mothers are important because they have powerful implications for African American moms, and for their families at large....   [tags: Race in America]

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How Successful Is The War On Drugs?

- The war on drugs has maintained an accumulation of prohibitions on illegal drugs and mandatory minimum sentencing strategies for drug offenders. Incarceration rates have also increased due to the increase of laws against illegal drugs. In Eugene Jarecki’s film, The House I Live In, Jarecki states that the penalties for crack users were harsher than penalties for regular cocaine users. This suggests that penalties are more of a double standard theory. The “War on Drugs” is more of a failure that places restrictions and prohibitions on drug offenders and has not necessarily shown a sense of equal stability; thus, leading to faulty sentences, misinterpretations of the real purpose of this initi...   [tags: Illegal Drugs, War on Drugs]

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