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Racial Disparities In State Justice System And Decoding Drug Epidemic Language, This West Virginia Morning


On this West Virginia Morning, when it comes to decoding the language of the drug epidemic, advocates say using compassionate language is vital when speaking with the people behind the numbers. Emily Rice has more.

Also, in this show, we have an excerpt from our latest episode of Us & Them. Host Trey Kay looks at what contributes to racial disparities in our justice system. Some say Black West Virginians are disproportionately harmed.

You can listen to this full episode of Us & Them, “Who Gets Stuck Behind Bars in West Virginia?” at 8 p.m. on June 22 on West Virginia Public Broadcasting. There will be an encore broadcast on Saturday, June 24 at 3 p.m.

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