Cynthia Nixon Wants to Legalize It

Do you want to legalize marijuana in New York State? One hundred percent. It’s a moneymaker. And it’s a justice issue. We have people, particularly African-American men, sitting in jail for something that white people do with impunity.

You’ve been actively courting the black vote, even announcing your candidacy in Brownsville, a majority-black neighborhood of Brooklyn. Why is that important to you? Not only are African-Americans the bedrock of the Democratic Party, but if you want progressive change, it means you want an increase in opportunity for everybody, and inequality affects communities of color first, and it affects them hardest. Wouldn’t that be the place where you start?

Politicians in pursuit of the black vote tend to go to Sylvia’s in Harlem. Have you made a stop…

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