Bit(ch) 22: Really?

Drugs, Inc.—a National Geographic Channel series on drugs, drug money, drug use, etc.

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No, I haven’t watched it but I have Netflix and Netflix’s images for this show….

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The creepy trying-too-hard-to-look-Bad expressions on the actors’ faces I can almost handle. But why are these people, who are clearly white, made to look darker, brownish…non-white?

At the Nat Geo Channel Drugs, Inc. page, you won’t find these images and you will not see anyone who looks obviously brown. Or browned.

And…?

It perpetuates the myth that brown people are a bunch of drug users, and hides the drug use of whites, who are still in the numerical majority and who aren’t less likely to use illegal drugs but are far less likely to be arrested or jailed for using “drugs.”

Nearly 20 percent of whites have used cocaine, compared with 10 percent of blacks and Latinos, according to a 2011 survey from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration — the most recent data available.

Higher percentages of whites have also tried hallucinogens, marijuana, pain relievers like OxyContin, and stimulants like methamphetamine, according to the survey. Crack is more popular among blacks than whites, but not by much.

Still, blacks are arrested for drug possession more than three times as often as whites, according to a 2009 report from the advocacy group Human Rights Watch.

When It Comes To Illegal Drug Use, White America Does The Crime, Black America Gets The Time. HuffPo, 9/17/13.

So what the fuck?

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