It appears everything is racist in the eyes of the far-left.
After a United States Olympic runner was suspended from the USA Team for 100 days for testing positive for marijuana, Democrat congresswoman AOC gave her unwanted opinion.
AOC called the marijuana rule by the IOC(International Olympic Committee) a “instrument of racist and colonial policy.”
If we go back in time, United States’ legendary swimmer Michael Phelps was suspended 100 days after a picture of him smoking marijuana leaked.
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Democrat lawmakers didn’t come to his rescue and call the policy racist at that time but maybe it was because he’s a white athlete.
AOC says anti-cannabis laws are racist and an 'instrument of colonial policy' and calls for Sha'Carri Richardson to be allowed to run in Olympics 100m https://t.co/CP2zLKUQiL
— Daily Mail US (@DailyMail) July 2, 2021
The criminalization and banning of cannabis is an instrument of racist and colonial policy.
The IOC should reconsider its suspension of Ms. Richardson and any athletes penalized for cannabis use. This ruling along w/ IOC denial of swim caps for natural hair is deeply troubling. https://t.co/Ao1Yu8Ax9G
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) July 2, 2021
The Daily Mail covered AOC’s statements and had this to say:
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez claimed anti-cannabis laws are racist and an ‘instrument of colonial policy’ while calling for Sha’Carri Richardson to be allowed to run in the Olympics 100m race.
Sprinter Richardson has been banned for 30 days after failing a marijuana test, and will miss out on the 100-meter dash at the Tokyo Games.
AOC hit out at Olympic organizers for their decision on Friday, also slammed the International Swimming Federation for rejecting the use of Soul Cap, a brand of swimming caps designed for athletes with natural black hair, at the Olympics.
‘The criminalization and banning of cannabis is an instrument of racist and colonial policy,’ Ocasio-Cortez tweeted on Friday.
‘The IOC should reconsider its suspension of Ms. Richardson and any athletes penalized for cannabis use. This ruling along w/ IOC denial of swim caps for natural hair is deeply troubling.’
Michael Phelps received a 3-month suspension after a photo of him smoking a bong, if I'm not mistaken, resurfaced from his past. He did not even test positive. He was given a longer suspension for a photo.
There have been instances of attacks on black women but this isn't one. https://t.co/WRfigFoMqg
— Kris Ayala-Strachan 🇧🇸🇵🇷 (@BahamaPapa_) July 2, 2021
The New York Post didn’t stay silent and had these details to add:
After losing her spot in her Olympic event, sprinter Sha’Carri Richardson is being compared to another American record holder: Michael Phelps.
The 21-year-old likely will not be able to compete at the Olympics after testing positive for marijuana. This comes just one week after running the 100-meter dash in 10.86 seconds at the U.S. Olympic trials.
Her positive result invalidates her trial results for the 100-meter event. Richardson, who is considered the fastest woman in the United States, has accepted a month-long ban from the sport. This puts her in the position wherein she can compete in the 4×100 meter relay, which would take place after her suspension lifts on July 28.
In an interview with NBC on Friday, Richardson said she used cannabis to cope with the death of her biological mother, which occurred one week before the trials took place. The sprinter said that she had learned the news from a reporter and it sent her to a “state of emotional panic.”
Many are comparing this to Phelps — the most decorated Olympian of all time with 23 medals — who was caught smoking marijuana in 2009. As a result, USA Swimming stripped Phelps of its financial support. He was banned from competing for three months and he lost a major Kellogg sponsorship deal.
While AOC is complaining about the rules maybe she should complain that a biological man is competing as a woman in the Tokyo Olympics…
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