During a debate at a Rhode Island high school, Alan Gordon became so upset with his opponent's use of the arguably racist word 'marijuana' that he proceeded to spell out the n-word. Really loudly.
Rhode Island Attorney General candidate Alan Gordon—who is a member of the Compassion Party—really doesn't like the word 'marijuana.' North Kingstown High School recently hosted both Gordon and fellow AG hopeful, Peter Neronha (D), for a debate on questions fielded from their student body. And when Neronha proceeded to say the word 'marijuana' on two different occasions, Gordon lost lost cool.
Gordon excitedly proclaimed that marijuana is a racist term, "that's like saying" the n-word—except he decided to spell the word out letter by letter at the top of his voice.
Gordon's party-mate, Anne Armstrong—who is running for Governor of The Ocean State—says she runs a cannabis healing clinic with Gordon and that they view the term 'marijuana' as deeply rooted in racist stereotypes. Armstrong said Gordon was assured Neronha would not say 'marijuana' during the event, and when that promise was broken, Gordon became upset.
After Gordon's emotional outburst, he left the stage and did not return.