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Unformatted text preview: highly publicized as being a problem in majority black (race ) neighborhoods. This gave politicians an opportunity to without sounding racist, be racist. They were able to give the stigma that only poor black people used this drug. This was just heightened when Marion Barry, the mayor of Washington D.C. was caught with a prostitute in a hotel room smoking crack. This helped the government win over public support in favor of new (ineffective) programs to stop the use of drugs (impression management ). Such programs such as D.A.R.E. and Just Say No were sloppily thrown together and didnt give results....
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course SOCI 101 taught by Professor Nixon during the Fall '07 term at Towson.
- Fall '07