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No wave of compassion when addicts were hooked on crack

Clip: 03/29/2016 | 3m 47s

Faced with a rising national wave of opioid addiction and its consequences, families, law enforcement and political leaders around the nation are linking arms to save souls. But 30 years ago, it was a different story. Ekow Yankah, a Cardozo School of Law professor, reflects on how race affects our national response to drug abuse.

Aired: 03/29/16

Rating: NR

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