Why supporting Marijuana Prohibition is Technically Affirming you as Racist
Posted by Marijuana Doctors on 05/21/2013 in Medical Marijuana
Some of you might be scratching your heads right now thinking; “How can marijuana prohibition and racism have anything to do with each other?” The answer to this question is quite simple; “A lot!”
The origins of Prohibition
Maybe you don’t know maybe you do, marijuana prohibition originally became a reality due to a Racist America. Anslinger, who was one of the major players in marijuana prohibition, motivated congress through racist statements. Congress, who was probably made up by closet KKK aficionados, ate up his words like a fat kid at an all you can eat buffet. Below are some of the statements he made which are publically documented for any doubting Thomas’s out there.
“There are 100,000 total marijuana smokers in the US, and most are Negroes, Hispanics, Filipinos, and entertainers. Their Satanic music, jazz, and swing, result from marijuana use.”
“This marijuana causes white women to seek sexual relations with Negroes, entertainers, and any others.“…the primary reason to outlaw marijuana is its effect on the degenerate races.”
”Reefer makes darkies think they’re as good as white men.”Marihuana leads to pacifism and communist brainwashing”You smoke a joint and you’re likely to kill your brother.“Marijuana is the most violence-causing drug in the history of mankind.”
Statistically speaking Black People are Targeted
Today in America black people are being targeted at a ratio of 5:1 for marijuana arrests and Hispanics 3:1 to their white counterparts. You might say; “That only proves that Hispanics and African American’s smoke more pot than White people do!” but the truth is far from it. This conclusion is quite erroneous; in fact some of the most outspoken cannabis activists are white.
The fact of the matter is that the “cannabis consumer” has no skin color, socio-economic status, religious preference, political belief. A cannabis consumer is as wide of a demographic as a tea drinker yet statistically black people still get arrested more. There is a reason why this happens and it ties in with the first point made in this article; Racism. The entire system was designed to discriminate minorities in America.
Continual Support of Marijuana Prohibition affirms your Racism
You might say; “I’m not a racist but I don’t support marijuana legalization” but you’re fooling yourself on that one. That is attempting to ignore the fact that marijuana prohibition was based in racism and that statistically it still continues its racist agenda. This is like saying “I don’t like slavery, but I LOVE to buy the products slaves make!” By merely participating and prolonging the system of racism you yourself become a racist by association.
The only way to rectify this problem is to repeal marijuana prohibition today! End your support for racial discrimination and systematic racism and legalize cannabis!
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