No sympathy for crack users
Re “Santa Clarita targets rash of opioid overdoses,” June 29
I am very sorry for families who have lost loved ones to the opioid addictions. I am, however, confused about why so many people are alarmed about this addiction.
Decades ago, crack was like a bomb that exploded in African American communities across this country. Families were destroyed. Children were put into foster care as their parents went to prison. Crime increased in black neighborhoods.
All addicts need help, no matter the drug. I hate to say it, but there seems to be a racial component to this alarm about opioid addiction. I don’t remember this cry for help for the users when black and brown folks were doing crack. Rosemary Watson Los Angeles