Maine Governor’s Racist Comments About Drug Sellers Draws Outrage

Maine Governor’s Racist Comments About Drug Sellers Draws Outrage

LePage’s Outrageous Remarks Harken Back to the Racist Origins of the Drug War

Maine Republican Governor Paul LePage is drawing outrage over racist remarks about out of state drug sellers, “…with the name D-Money, Smoothie, Shifty” impregnating the “young white” girls of Maine.

The comments came at a townhall meeting when LePage was asked to address substance abuse in the state.

“LePage’s comments sound like those of an unreconstructed racist,” said Ethan Nadelmann, executive director of the Drug Policy Alliance. “Whether one…

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