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What you really need to do is go back to the 1930s ...

What you really need to do is go back to the 1930s ...

by digby


A Kansas GOP rep justifies keeping marijuana illegal because back in the 1930s:

"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."

He didn't use the "N" word so at least we've seen some progress.

However, you'll not the casualness with which he says it and the non-reaction from the others in the room. This is normal conversation among a whole lot of white people in this country.

That's guy was not born in the 30s. He was probably born in the 50s, definitely lived through the 60s. He knows he's a racist. There's no excuse.

By the way, marijuana prohibition was always racist. And apparently, despite the fact that tens of millions of white people use it, it still is.