How often the people in crack house vids are poor black Americans. When they talk to the camera, you can hear that times are hard and that the drug offers them a way out of a life they find unliveable. “I bin up 3 days.. I walked as far as..The Whitehouse, and it looked like a big rock on the hill.”
The drug is always blamed, but the real problem is being on the bottom of the pile in the Land of Plenty. The drug is a useful scapegoat: it gets the user out of Hell’s Kitchen, and the Political Leader out of having to confront the massive inequalities of American society.