Study: Whites More Likely to Abuse Drugs Than Blacks

Black youth are arrested for drug crimes at a rate ten times higher than that of whites. But new research shows that young African Americans are actually less likely to use drugs and less likely to develop substance use disorders, compared to whites, Native Americans, Hispanics and people of mixed race. Full Story »

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Posted by: Posted by Sally Lehrman - Feb 20, 2012 - 9:54 PM PST
Reviewed by: Walter Cox (review), jessica lopez (review), Patrick Cooley (review)
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Edited by: Sally Lehrman - Feb 20, 2012 - 9:55 PM PST

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by jessica lopez - Feb. 21, 2012

Article wants to demonstrate that stereotypes are misunderstandings and not always true. For example, we tend to think that African Americans have the higher rates to use drugs, but according to research they are less likely to use drugs compared to other groups. In this article assumptions are based on youth and ethnicity groups to compare the results. It is intentionally repeating the statement of how many people believe that African Americans are more likely to use drugs but it is not true so that people can stop assuming things and believing on negative things about others because of stereotypes.

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