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By Tanya Telfair Sharpe

ISBN-10: 078902456X

ISBN-13: 9780789024565

ISBN-10: 0789024578

ISBN-13: 9780789024572

Inner-city black girls open their hearts to proportion the ache of crack dependancy and its consequences

in the back of the 8 Ball: intercourse for Crack Cocaine trade and terrible Black ladies records an American tragedy that highlights the widening hole among social and fiscal sessions. of their personal phrases, negative black women—nameless, faceless, and marginalized through poverty—share the main points in their lives earlier than and after crack cocaine invaded their groups, each one recalling the situations of her advent to the drug and her first adventure utilizing intercourse to help her habit. those candid interviews disclose the socioeconomic adjustments in inner-city neighborhoods that created the proper stipulations for a crack stronghold; the crack cocaine economy's impression at the lives of inner-city citizens; and the social and familial outcomes of crack dependancy between terrible, black girls.

Behind the 8 Ball: intercourse for Crack Cocaine trade and negative Black ladies locations crack dependancy, crack-related prostitution and its effects, STDs, HIV, and being pregnant into the context of the bigger social problems with inner-city poverty, race, gender, and sophistication. This distinct ebook finds the sex-for-crack barter method as facts of a long term social exclusion and systemic racism that has labored to ruin the self-image of terrible black American ladies. the ladies interviewed replicate this damaging picture, replacing intercourse for crack regularly to aid their addictions on the risk-and reality-of unplanned pregnancies.

“The child i'm wearing now, I don’t be aware of who the daddy is. There are a number of (men) that I had intercourse with round the time I received pregnant—that day. yet which one it's, I don’t comprehend who.”

Behind the 8 Ball: intercourse for Crack Cocaine alternate and negative Black ladies examines:

  • why terrible black ladies hooked on crack are disproportionately in danger for sexually transmitted ailments, together with HIV, and unplanned pregnancies
  • how the social and fiscal features of terrible black groups aid crack distribution and consumption
  • how crack use and the trade of intercourse for crack damages suffering black families
  • why the care of many kids is entrusted to baby welfare agencies
  • how and why ladies are marginalized within the crack culture

Behind the 8 Ball: intercourse for Crack Cocaine trade and bad Black girls is an insightful and enlightening examine the motivations in the back of the choice to possibility sickness, harm, sickness, demise, and being pregnant to help addiction.

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