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Lawmaker Apologizes For Racist Comments

Metro Source NewsJanuary 9, 2018

A Kansas lawmaker is facing criticism over racist comments regarding African-Americans and drugs.

Republican State Representative Steve Alford of Ulysses remarked during a legislative coffee session in Garden City this past weekend that African-Americans had the worst response to marijuana because of their genetics and “character makeup.” Alford made the comment in response to a question about marijuana legalization.

Alford issued an apology yesterday amid growing criticism.

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