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When someone says “I am not a racist” they probably are

An interracial couple in Louisiana went to a justice of the peace to get married, but were turned down, being told “We don’t do interracial weddings or marriages.”

But the ironic part is that in an interview with a local newspaper, the justice of the peace, who is an elected official, said he was not a racist, he was merely concerned for the children who might be born of the relationship since in his experience most interracial marriages don’t last.

Um, someone needs to tell him that most marriages don’t last.

Laws against interracial marriage were struck down only in 1967; as of 2005 there are almost 8.5 million interracial married couples in the US.


One Comment

  1. ebdoug wrote:

    And he has resigned. YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Wednesday, November 4, 2009 at 9:27 am | Permalink