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Black boys are typically the most likely to be placed in special education. They are also the most likely to be put on special drugs that are designed to control and modify their behavior. What are the long-term effects of giving medication to your children? Are they going to be able to live healthy and productive lives, or are the drugs likely to push them down a path toward a less stable reality in the long-term. Psychologist Dr. Umar Johnson is an advocate for young black boys in the educational system.
He says that the use of medication on black boys is part of long-held efforts by the government to control the actions and movements of African American people. He says that Psychotropic drugs were selected as a solution to the turbulence in black communities in the 60s and 70s, and that there were lead government psychologists who strongly believed that the best way to control black boys was to give them pills. Watch the video and then tell us what you think.
Do you think that black boys are the primary targets for the use of these drugs or is the situation more complex than that?
With the history of manipulation of our federal government, is it possible that they are continuing to manipulate the black community in ways that won’t be discovered for several decades?
Watch the video and give us your thoughts.