It also goes backwards, people get hooked on drugs then end up in poverty so you can't blame poverty 100% either.
Although the rate of drug use is higher among unemployed persons, most drug users are employed - "Of the 17.4 million current illicit drug users aged 18 or older in 2007, 13.1 million (75.3 percent) were employed either full or part time."
Blacks and whites have a similar rate of illicit drug use - "Current illicit drug use varied by race/ethnicity in 2007 among persons aged 12 or older, with the lowest rate among Asians (4.2 percent). Rates were 12.6 percent for American Indians or Alaska Natives, 11.8 percent for persons reporting two or more races, 9.5 percent for blacks, 8.2 percent for whites, and 6.6 percent for Hispanics."
A lot of employed and nonmetropolitan problem drinkers - "Most binge and heavy alcohol users were employed in 2007. Among 55.3 million adult binge drinkers, 44.0 million (79.4 percent) were employed either full or part time. Among 16.4 million heavy drinkers, 13.1 million (79.6 percent) were employed...Binge drinking was equally prevalent in small metropolitan areas (23.4 percent), large metropolitan areas (23.3 percent), and nonmetropolitan areas (23.0 percent)."
Last edited by ckferg; 12-11-2012 at 11:48 PM.
There's a big difference between alcohol and crack. Come on son
Originally Posted by genghiskhanraven
You can watch the TV show Mad Men to see what life was like 50 years ago, boy howdy have things changed.
The bigger question is why would neighborhoods turn into violent cesspools once one race of people move out and another move in?
Then you said..
Drugs that one race of people introduced to those neighborhoods to make money
So which race were you referring too? Maybe you meant Asians?
One of the best festivals I went to in Baltimore City in a long time was Bolton Hill's "Festival on the Hill," last October.
The weather was clear and cool, a good mix of people, not too crowded.
One of the vendors had a small bar with draught beer and just several stools, a mini bar outside.
There was live music. One group of singers was women mostly from Roland Park. They sang a respectable version of Captain and Tenille's "Love Will Keep Us Together."
One race brought drugs into the neighborhoods and walked around having the drugs shake hands with everybody and then forced the poor indiginent folk to the ground and CRAMMED those drugs down their throats.
Why, if those evil drug-introducers hadn't forced these poor indiginent folk to take these drugs, if they had given them a choice to turn down the drugs, the poor indiginent folk would have done so and all of these neighborhoods would be utopian Gardens-of-Eden where businesses thrived, families prospered and all people would be able to live there in peace and harmony.
Chris Rock: (emphasis mine)
http://suburra.com/blog/2012/05/21/chris-rock-on-drugs/Drug dealers don’t really sell drugs. Drug dealers offer drugs. I’m 30 years old. Ain’t nobody ever sold me drugs. Ain’t nobody ever sold nobody in this room some drugs. Was you ever in your life not thinking about getting high and somebody sold you some ****ing drugs. Hell, no!
Drug dealers offer, “Hey man, You want some smoke? You want some smoke?” If you say “no,” that’s it. Now Jehovah’s Witnesses on the other hand. ****. Yo man, drug dealers don’t sell drugs. Drugs sell themselves. It’s crack. It’s not an encyclopedia. It’s not a ****ing vacuum cleaner. You don’t really gotta try to sell crack, OK? I’ve never heard a crack dealer go, “Man, how am I going to get rid of all this crack? It’s just piled up in my house.”
I was working the door most of the evening, but I did buy the book and get it signed by Mr. Pietila. It looks quite interesting. Did you make it?
Dieser Weg wird kein leichter sein; dieser Weg wird steinig und schwer.
Nicht mit vielen wirst du dir einig sein, doch dieses Leben bietet so viel mehr. --Xavier Naidoo
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