Poverty, African American Poverty, Black Poverty, KOLUMN Magazine, KOLUMN

How do Americans view poverty? Many blue-collar whites, key to Trump, criticize poor people as lazy and content to stay on welfare | Los Angeles TImes Most Americans do not believe that the government bears the main burden of taking care of the poor. Asked who has the “greatest responsibility for helping the poor,” just over one-third said that the government does. That figure has not budged in three decades.

John Singleton, Snowfall, Crack Cocaine, Drug War, KOLUMN Magazine, KOLUMN

How The ’80s Crack Cocaine “Epidemic” Really Started | Refinery29 Around 30 years ago, the U.S. saw a rise in the use of crack cocaine that was termed the "crack epidemic." Now, FX's new show Snowfall is bringing this period of time and all of its complex issues back to the front of our consciousness — at a time when our country is in the midst of yet another drug crisis.

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