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January 17, 2024



The Gender Ratio in Overdose Deaths Remains Constant

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Examining the Racialized World of Opioids

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The book Whiteout is critical examination of how whiteness has thoroughly infected the marketing and perception of the opioid crisis in America from an unabashedly radical-left perspective. The authors present ethnographic and historical analysis of pharmaceutical manufacturers, regulators, neuroscientists and addiction physicians to track what they label as "technologies of whiteness" in neuroscience, pharmaceutical development, regulation and marketing that stem from drug policies that date back over a century.

Whiteout is based on a decade of participant observation, interviews and archival research and argues that the current popular perception of the opioid crisis has been driven by white consumption. As a consequence, over the past two decades, media images of the surprisingly white “new face” of the US opioid crisis abounded. But while the popular consensus foregrounds that skyrocketing overdoses were “deaths of despair” signaling deeper socioeconomic anguish in white communities, Whiteout argues that the opioid crisis was also the intrinsic product of white racial privilege.

Black people on drugs get police, prison, and methadone; white folks get therapy, sympathy, and buprenorphine.

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Whiteout also reveals how a century of structural racism in drug policy has impacted opioid policy and its implementation, reaching parallel conclusions to the work of The Greater Harlem Coalition and our analysis of how virtually every Opioid Treatment Program in New York City is located in formerly redlined neighborhoods

Whiteout's authors also concur with The Greater Harlem Coalition on how wave after wave of addiction crisis 'solutions' repeatedly exacerbate racial disparities - packing, for example, harm reduction programs into into containment zones that neatly encompass communities of color.

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Whiteout is an unflinching account of how racial capitalism has been a deadly driver behind our opioid saturated 21st century.


Our Financial Health

Our Financial Health is a not-for-profit organization that is committed to promoting financial literacy and creating local economic opportunities in urban communities (and East Harlem in particular) and has joined The Greater Harlem Coalition.

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Our Financial Health intends to launch what they call their Trade School Development project. This initiative involves establishing 12 different trade schools under one roof at 159 East 125th Harlem NY. 

This initiative will provide individuals in Harlem and beyond with pathways to financial success and a chance to secure fulfilling and economically rewarding careers.

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