A white Republican politician has resigned from two legislative committees after suggesting black people were more susceptible to drugs because of ”their character make-up” and “genetics”.
Steve Alford apologised for comments made during a town hall meeting but defied calls to step down completely from the Kansas House of Representatives.
His remarks came during a public meeting in Garden City as he made a case against the state following its neighbour Colorado in legalising marijuana.
The lawmaker said: “In the 1930s, when they outlawed all kinds of drugs across the United States, what was the reason they did that? One