Today, with some notable exceptions, the nation is reacting to the opioid epidemic by humanizing people with addictions … That depth of sympathy for a group of people who are overwhelmingly white was nowhere to be seen during the 1980s and 90s, when a cheap, smokable form of cocaine known as crack was ravaging black communities across the country. News organizations shoulder much of the blame for the moral panic that cast mothers with crack addictions as irretrievably depraved and the worst enemies of their children.
Mothers who use drugs while pregnant – be those drugs crack cocaine, heroin, oxycodone, nicotine, etc – are irretrievably depraved and fuck those evil bitches from here to hell. I feel every compassion for addicts but only for as long as they don’t victimize children. Their race is of zero interest to me. They all suck.