Cause both Black and White are smoking crack tonight
People of all races commit crimes. However, institutional racism encourages society to label Blacks (and other people of color) as “criminals”.
This doesn’t just refer to “smoking crack”. However, Pac uses the crack reference here to emphasize one of these labels… one that was specifically put on African-Americans in the 1980’s (which is in the decade that some call the “crack epidemic”). The derogatory connotations that have come from Blacks smoking/selling crack include terms such as “drug lord,” or what we tend to simply call, “drug dealers.”
A perfect example of this is when Bill O'Reilly (on his show, the O'Reilly Factor) and his guest Marc Lamont Hill discussed Obama’s plan to send 1200 troops who will secure the entire Mexican border against illegal immigrants:
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