Donna Murch is completing a book on the militarization of law enforcement, mass incarceration and the war on drugs, Crack in Los Angeles: Policing the Crisis and the War on Drugs. Her earlier book, Living for the City: Migration, Education and the Rise of the Black Panther Party in Oakland, California (University of North Carolina Press) won the Phillis Wheatley prize in 2011. “How Race Made the Opioid Crisis” was first published in the Spring 2019 “Racist Logic” issue of Boston Review. Murch also gave the paper at a workshop during the Socialism 2019 conference.
How Race Made the Opioid Crisis
Against the Current, No. 204, January/February 2020