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Compare and Contrast Essay #2 Native Women, Mean-Spirited Drugs, and Punishing Policies VS Punishing Drug Addicts who have Babies The article; Native Women, Mean-Spirited Drugs, and Punishing Policies, focuses on the struggle between the legal court system and native woman addicted to drugs. The legal/court system believes that drug use is a choice and can be self-controlled and people addicted should be punished. The article; Punishing Drug Addicts who have Babies: Women of Color, Equality, and the Right of Privacy, shines a light on Black mothers that are addicted to drugs. It highlights the current debate over fetal rights at the expense of women’s rights. The article debates that the punishment given to drug addicts who carry their child to term violates their constitutional rights to equal protection and privacy regarding their reproductive choices. Both of the minorities in these articles are affected negatively by institutional racism. The term "institutional racism", is systemic White domination of people of color, embedded and operating in corporations, universities, legal systems, political bodies, cultural life, and other social collectives (Desmond and Emirbayer pg. 344). The first article; Native Women, Mean-Spirited Drugs, and Punishing Policies, highlights the raising number of Native women drug users that end up incarcerated. The text gives specifics on why there are more native women incarcerated and become repeated offenders: In Native community’s depression is one of the most reported psychiatric disorders and is associated with substance abuse. The rates of mental health problems in conjunction with substance abuse are as high as 80% among Natives. Concerning Native women and traumatic life
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