In this Two Minute History episode, I’ll break down the popular belief that the Reagan administration knowingly administered crack to impoverished neighborhoods. You can view the video here.

I’ve also attached recommended reading and viewing materials if you want to know more about the complete scope of the Iran Contra Affair.


Video: How Crack Funded a CIA War

Understanding the Iran Contra Affairs

Law Enforcement Investigations of Ricky Ross

The New Jim Crow (Michelle Alexander)

Ronald Reagan’s hip-hop nightmare: How an ugly cocaine controversy reignited 30 years later

Key Figures In CIA-Crack Cocaine Scandal Begin To Come Forward

And for your entertainment, “Ollie North”, as performed by Stan Smith on American Dad…