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Utopia Talk / Politics / Kansas guy:blacks can't handle marijuana
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Mon Jan 08 17:25:06
A Kansas state Republican lawmaker resurrected a Jim Crow myth that African Americans are genetically predisposed to handle marijuana more poorly than other races during a speech over the weekend.

“What you really need to do is go back in the ’30s, when they outlawed all types of drugs in Kansas (and) across the United States,” Alford said. “What was the reason why they did that? One of the reasons why, I hate to say it, was that the African Americans, they were basically users and they basically responded the worst off to those drugs just because of their character makeup, their genetics and that.”

As the Telegram noted in their report, Alford’s comments referenced a belief promoted by marijuana prohibitionist Harry Anslinger, the founding commissioner of the Federal Bureau of Narcotics.

“Reefer makes darkies think they’re as good as white men,” Anslinger said once when explaining why marijuana supposedly caused crime and violence. The commissioner also fought for the prohibition of cannabis due to “its effect on the degenerate races,” the Telegram noted.

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Hot Rod
Revved Up
Mon Jan 08 17:33:06

Good Grief.

Rugian
Member
Mon Jan 08 17:59:07
Trump-Alford 2020!
RugianLovesTheCock
Member
Mon Jan 08 18:57:36
pillz
Member
Mon Jan 08 19:53:10
He's probably right.
PillzLovesTheCock
Member
Mon Jan 08 20:30:26
McKobb
Member
Mon Jan 08 21:06:13
http://youtu.be/WeYsTmIzjkw

patom
Member
Tue Jan 09 06:33:47
So that's how Lewis Armstrong played the coronet so poorly.
patom
Member
Tue Jan 09 06:45:32
Well geeze. We should all follow Kansas legislative decisions. They are the leaders of the Nation. Eisenhower was from Kansas so any legislative decisions like cutting taxes to the point that they can't run the state has got to be pure genius.
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Tue Jan 09 10:24:39
it's important to Kansassians who want legalized marijuana
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