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TorgoX (1933)

TorgoX
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Sunday August 14, 2005
05:55 PM

Working in a coal mine, whew about to slip down

[ #26276 ]
Dear Log,

«The drug [crystal meth] has changed the nature of some states' jail populations. Arkansas, which used to have a black majority, now finds most inmates are white. There are also signs that meth is spreading from rural areas, entering the suburbs and continuing its onslaught as America's number one drug crisis.»

The fact that rural white Americans are now being walloped by a problem barely distinguishable from the crack epidemic that was the scourge of American black neighborhoods years ago, does tend to support Lani Guinier's oft-repeated idea that American blacks aren't just the shlemils and shlimmazels of the country, but instead are the canaries in the coal mine.

Chirp. Chirp.