The Crack Epidemic Analysis

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The crack epidemic in the US was appearent during the Reagan era. The war on drugs began when the CIA decided to bring the drug into the low income communities. This epidemic exploded before anyone really noticed. "Crack was a plague that spread through African American neighborhoods like wildfire" (Bean, 2014). Laws changed so that the powder meant you went to jail for longer even thoough it was a non-violent offense. During this time hip hop began to evolve describing these crimes and how it was affecting them and the communities that they lived in. This is shown in the videos this week "Batterram", "C.I.A.", and "Fuck Tha Police". Planet Rock had a different feel to it. Silverman said that Planet Rock had "more of an impact that any record

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