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La communauté afro-américaine et la politique antidrogue du président Reagan

Abstract : In the early 1980s, crack cocaine appeared in the drug market. Not only did it provide enormous benefits for gang members, as most of them were drug dealers, but it was also considered as particularly addictive. Since crack is a cheaper form of cocaine, its use was widespread among the marginalized people, including the African American underclass. The pervasiveness of crack and the growing national concern incited Ronald Reagan to launch a war on drugs so as to control social deviance, which is a part of the delinquent subculture. This initiative has taken many forms from the militarization of police to mass incarceration. However, as crack is said to be mostly used and sold by the African American underclass, the war on drugs had a particular effect on them.
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Maeva Manfredi. La communauté afro-américaine et la politique antidrogue du président Reagan. Sciences de l'Homme et Société. 2019. ⟨dumas-02274943⟩



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