Exaggerating Harmful Drug Effects on the Brain Is Killing Black People

Elsevier, Neuron, Volume 107, 22 July 2020
Hart C.L.

Exaggerations of the detrimental impact of recreational drug use on the human brain have bolstered support for draconian drug policies and have been used to justify police brutality against Black people. This situation has led to disproportionately high Black incarceration rates and countless Black deaths. Here, Hart offers solutions to remedy this multi-century maltreatment of Black people.