Americans Are Behind the Fentanyl Crisis, Not Immigrants

Republicans continue to point the finger at non-white people for crises created by white people

Arturo Dominguez
5 min readMar 3, 2023
Fentanyl patch packages from several german generic drug manufacturers | Public Domain

Let’s be real. We all know how the crack epidemic started — white people in power pumping drugs onto our streets to secretly fund wars in other countries. During that time, cocaine use was at its highest ever. But you never heard about it being criminal behavior because it was the drug of choice for white people in power and they had access to rehabilitation services.

The result was the incarceration of those impacted the most by the government smuggling drugs into the United States. Drug use is the same across racial and ethnic lines. Yet, Black people were disproportionately targeted by the same system that trafficked drugs into their communities. Now, white people have created another epidemic. This time it disproportionately impacts them and they are predictably blaming asylum-seekers at the US-Mexico border.

Another exercise in white supremacy.

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Arturo Dominguez

Journalist covering Congress, Racial Justice, Human Rights, Cuba, Texas | Editor: The Antagonist Magazine |