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NIDA. Nora's Blog: A Message from the Director on Racially Motivated Violence 

(…) The long history of discrimination against racial minorities in America bears directly on NIDA’s mission to address addiction as a disease rather than a moral failing to be dealt with through punishment. Whites and Black/African Americans use drugs at similar rates, but it is overwhelmingly the latter group who are singled out for arrest and incarceration. This use of drug use and addiction as a lever to suppress people of a particular race has had devastating effects on communities of color. (NIDA – National Institute on Drug Abuse, N.Volkow, 04.06.2020)