Americans Are Behind the Fentanyl Crisis, Not Immigrants
Republicans continue to point the finger at non-white people for crises created by white people
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.
There is no part of US history that will show non-white people not being oppressed by a system white people control. Indigenous people were slaughtered. Latinos were forced to give up massive swaths of land. Black people were enslaved. Dig anywhere within those and you can easily expose just how the system operates. Many of us see it. But broader US society despises us for bringing it to the forefront.
We see how the US operates in foreign countries. Particularly, in the southern hemisphere. Rich with resources, heritage, and history that goes far beyond the invention of “white people”. What the US can’t do in those regions is erase the respective cultures and history represented in Asia, Africa, and Latin America as they did in the United States under the guise of whiteness. In those countries, US colonialism is despised by large portions of the population.
Whiteness represents a cultureless upbringing. It erases white people’s respective…