The Cocaine Epidemic The beginning of the crack cocaine epidemic began in the early 1970’s when crack cocaine was considered a fashionable drug for entertainers and businesspeople. Cocaine helped users stay awake and it gave them energy for the day. It was popular for businessmen or anyone with a stressful job to take. It even spread to colleges as we see in most colleges the amount of students experimenting with cocaine increased tenfold from 1970 to 1980. By the late 1970’s Colombian drug cartels began smuggling massive amounts of cocaine into major United States cities, primarily Miami and New York City.
Hip-hop has gone through many changes that some people do not agree or identify with. It has impacted a lot of things in the world from fashion to politics. Hip hop music has been used as a means to create songs that deliver somewhat negatives messages such as sex, drugs, and violence “The Message by Grandmaster Flash”, and “F**k the Police” by N.W.A”. It has also been used to advocate more positive messages. Despite the violence hip hop perpetuate it also has a big impact in our culture
Many factors have played into why minorities are so overrepresented within the criminal justice and corrections system, however, I will focus on two main reasons into why this disparity has existed. The first being, the manipulation of laws by elites targeting minority communities. For example, during the 70s and 80s, drugs in America became very popular and in particular crack-cocaine became a leading drug among consumers. For Caucasians, the drug of choice was cocaine which they would snort through the nose, for African-Americans it was crack which was cocaine, however, it was cooked into a rock while cocaine is a powder substance. During this time period both drugs were popular among both races, though, there was a bigger crackdown on crack and the minority community.
Laws and Social Effects of Drug Trafficking. Since the 19th century, drug trafficking as been a problem in the United States. The drugs being smuggled into the United States started with marijuana to opium to cocaine. These substances have been smuggled and sold into the United States illegally. With this distribution of narcotics , it often ended in devastating consequences.
Easily relatable songs with a groovy beat quickly took over the youth and just like that rock & roll made a huge impact on teenagers and their lives. Heavy drug usage and wild behaviour gave the rock & roll generation a bad name but it certainly influenced the youth culture in many ways we still fell to this day. The rebellious generation glorified “sex, drugs and rock & roll” but still took a stand against important political issues. During 1950’s rock & roll became a dividing and uniting force at the same time. Rock & roll set the parents, mass media and the government against teenagers.
Like Grendel from from Beowulf drugs can physically hurt people, but they also can cause an internal conflict, conflict like the fear and lament; that Grendel caused the kingdom of Herot. But like the poem Beowulf we have heroes in our societies that fight it everyday. Drugs they appear everywhere, from schools to city streets, and their path of destruction is a devastating one. A part of this path is the families that are constantly being broken up and ruined. From anything like Legal consequences to the drug user putting their addiction before their family.
During his early adult years and the onset of his new-found fame as a television star, Robin began to develop a substance abuse dependency. In particular, the substances of choice that Robin would turn to would be cocaine and alcohol both which was very popular among the celebrity scene during the mid to late 1970 's and early 1980 's. This substance abuse also added to the major depression disorder he carried with him from childhood into present times. In this section I will also be discussing the disorders he suffered with as a child and the ones that continued into his
Behavioral As a famous celebrity he was exposed to multiple positive and negative situations in the acting world. One of the major negative situations he was exposed to during his early years were drugs and alcohol. Rising to stardom in the early 80s, he became addicted to alcohol and cocaine due to the fact everyone around him was doing it. Robin Williams learned by his surroundings that drugs and alcohol are a good stress reliever and just to have a good time. His cognitive issues was also a major cause for his death.
Much of the entertainment that came out of the decade were crossing boundaries and entering a whole new wave of ideas and the music brought it all together. The fashion that is considered popular at any given time always relies on the fads and interests of the public. With artists such as Annie Lennox, the lead singer of the pop duo, The Eurythmics, both men and women were inspired to abandon the gender norms for how they dressed and this reflected largely on the runways where men and women were hard to tell apart. With pop and punk music being popular it was easy for the idols to spread their ideas and become influential to the
Have you ever thought about how the hip-hop culture affects the society? The negative influence of Hip-hop on society. Hip-hop culture has been identified by the lifestyles of many. Hip-hop encouraged violence throughout society. Hip-hop songs promote violent behavior and some of them drugs.
The assassination of JFK impacted the mood of American culture, therefore changing the way people felt. (Guinn 484) Some grieved over the assassination other individuals wrote new music that showed how they felt. Around mid 1960s the Beatles arrived in the US and appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show, which marked the beginning of the “British Invasion” began and altered the music world of America. (Rolling stone) The rebellious tone and image of US rock and blues musicians became popular with British youth. (Rolling stone) The mind altering drug LSD inspired a new type of rock to emerge named Psychedelic Rock.
Thus, the street value is high on these type of drugs because of the high it makes people feel. The way this drug makes people feel is the exact reason people get addicted, they also can get addicted, because they may be in fear of pain or a traumatic event that occurred that made them feel this type of pain. The other people if taking the drug for a long time and if you stop immediately your body may feel that it needs it and that can cause