“Reefer Makes Darkies Think They’re as Good as White Men”.
Above is an actual, non-altered quote from Harry J. Anslinger, who was a government official for decades. Anslinger’s successful crusade against cannabis in the 1930s makes him easily the top reason cannabis was made illegal; a policy that obviously stands to this day.
“There are 100,000 total marijuana smokers in the U.S., and most are Negroes, Hispanics, Filipinos and entertainers”, Anslinger said shortly prior to cannabis being made illegal. “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.”