Jsla 370: Crack Mothers

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  • 1. 
    When was crack first created?
    • A. 

      The 1960s

    • B. 

      The 1970s

    • C. 

      The 1980s

    • D. 

      The 1990s

  • 2. 
    One of the key differences between smoking crack and freebasing cocaine is that crack is more expensive.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    A roughly equal number of women and men used crack. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    This President initiated the "zero-tolerance" policy regarding drugs.
    • A. 

      President Kennedy

    • B. 

      President Lyndon Johnson

    • C. 

      President Nixon

    • D. 

      President Reagan

  • 5. 
    One implication of the "zero tolerance" policy on drug use is that users don't stop their drug use because no authority held them accountable.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Conservatives used the images of "crack mothers" to blame welfare and other government programs for persisting poverty in the US.  What other stereotype mentioned in the reading, besides "crack mothers", was used for this purpose in the 1980s?
    • A. 

      The "black rapist"

    • B. 

      The "Chinese opium smoker"

    • C. 

      "white slavery"

    • D. 

      The "welfare queen"

  • 7. 
    The author of this book talks about crack mothers as an episode of "moral panic".  One of the things that makes a response to social crisis a "moral panic" is that the response is disproportionate and punitive (in other words, it's overblown in a way that punishes people).
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Which of these is NOT a characteristic of "drug scares"
    • A. 

      A new drug gets blamed for a wide variety of pre-existing social problems

    • B. 

      A drug becomes associated with racial or ethnic minorities

    • C. 

      The drug scare only gains steam over time, with no abatement of its intensity

    • D. 

      The scare can actually occur without any actual increase in drug use

  • 9. 
    The first news reports on Latino and African American crack mothers in 1988 also contained claims that middle-class Americans had stopped using crack and that drugs instead had become "a way of life in the city."
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Some researchers on "crack babies" sought to get rid of the term, because they found that at-risk children are jeopardized by a variety of factors in their mothers (smoking, drinking, poverty, poor access to healthcare) rather than crack alone.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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