The New War on Drugs
Over the past few years the Opioid Issue has become a full blow national crisis and over the past year it has taken the spotlight as the key health issue of politics. With the numbers of pills circulating continuing to rise along with those addicted. The effects on families and children are being defined very clearly and on a very deep level and people are starting to talk about punishing everyone from doctors to pharmaceutical companies. Amidst all this Donald Trump the man elected as the President of the United States in 2016 has made strong statements about dealing with the crisis and on March 19, 2018 in New Hampshire he revealed his plan to the nation.
During this episode of Lessons from the Screen we will be jumping into his address and what it could potentially mean for Black People as well as some interesting and easily noticed differences and similarities between the old war on drugs and the new war on drugs. We will give you some of the key points of the address and then we will give our opinion of those points and the speech overall. In this week’s episode of Lessons from the Screen we will address the New War on Drugs.
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