How Will The "New" War On Drugs Impact Communities of Color? [thefix.com]

 

Since President Trump announced his plan to address the national opioid crisis on March 19, drug policy experts have tried to unpack the president’s promises, and gauge where this "new" approach will take us.

One writer, Vann R. Newkirk II, who covers politics and policy at The Atlantic, analyzed Trump’s opioid plan from the viewpoint of Americans of color, the very people who were devastated by the “War on Drugs” declared by former President Richard Nixon in 1971.

It’s important to ask how Trump’s War on Drugs 3.0 will impact communities of color in the United States.

[For more on this story by Victoria Kim, go to https://www.thefix.com/how-wil...ct-communities-color]

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