#ERICHOLDER, THE TRUTH ABOUT HEROIN! It’s Only A Problem Because White People Are Addicted!
Heroin use seems to be spiraling out of control! Apparently, the number of people who have tried heroin within a year has doubled from since 2005 until 2012 (and who knows how much more since!) Heroin related deaths have quintupled in the past 10 years!
That’s really bad and now people are starting to pay attention, of course as humans we have to do something and finally, it seems this problem is affecting policy.
BUT, after all the drug epidemics why now, why is heroin suddenly on the minds of administration and politicians? Why do they suddenly care!
It may be correlation without causation to say this but fact is that 90 percent of new heroin users are white! This isn’t a predominately black problem like crack was!
So you have to wonder why this is getting the ears of the elite? Why those who stamp the policy papers suddenly care…. Is it because it’s a white persons problem?
Eric Holder seems to think so.
Salon went into this discussing the documentary on Frontline, Chasing Heroin, they wrote:
The documentary extracts admissions from top policymakers of how race has altered our perception of heroin. In a startling scene from the documentary, Frontline correspondent Martin Smith, who is white, asks Attorney General Eric Holder, “Not to be too glib, but isn’t [the new public health response to addiction] because a lot of white kids are doing heroin?” Holder, who is the first African-American attorney general, struggles to be diplomatic. Smith presses him further. “Richard Pryor said, you know, famously—about cocaine—that it’s an epidemic now ‘cause white people are doin’ it.” Holder responds, “There’s an element of truth to that.” The documentary also interviews the director of the Centers for Disease Control, Tom Frieden, and a former senior White House advisor on drug policy, Keith Humphreys, who explain how deliberately they chose to start using the word “epidemic” around heroin abuse, a term that was quickly picked up by the media. Humphreys points out that politcians pay more attention to drugs when they begin to affect the white middl