We Have A Lot of Work to Do

I don’t know what makes some people tick.  Some folks don’t like ham and cheese sandwiches.  Others don’t like pepperoni pizza.  And other still don’t like vanilla ice cream topped with chocolate syrup and spanish peanuts.  I just don’t get it.  Some people just don’t get it.

But one thing I have always taken heart in is that each succeeding generation will be more racially tolerant than the preceding.   I want to not react by color.  I expect my kids not too.

With that said, this is SO disheartening:

NEW ORLEANS – A Louisiana justice of the peace said he refused to issue a marriage license to an interracial couple out of concern for any children the couple might have. Keith Bardwell, justice of the peace in Tangipahoa Parish, says it is his experience that most interracial marriages do not last long.

Of course the justice claims he’s not racist:

“I’m not a racist. I just don’t believe in mixing the races that way,” Bardwell told the Associated Press on Thursday. “I have piles and piles of black friends. They come to my home, I marry them, they use my bathroom. I treat them just like everyone else.”


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