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17 October, 2009

still not allowed

I've been trying very hard on telling Don that race is still a big issue (which he refuses to acknowledge that). Here's the latest news from United States of America: an interracial (black and white)'s marriage license was denied.

AN interracial couple in Louisiana have been denied a marriage license by an official who considers their union morally wrong, according to local media.

"I'm not a racist," Keith Bardwell, a justice of the peace in rural Tangipahoa Parish, told the Hammond Star.

"I do ceremonies for black couples right here in my house. My main concern is for the children.''
Mr Bardwell told the paper that he believes interracial marriages do not last and that the children of such unions are not accepted by either the black or white community.

"I don't do interracial marriages because I don't want to put children in a situation they didn't bring on themselves,'' Mr Bardwell told the paper.

"In my heart, I feel the children will later suffer.''

To many, the saying “Once you go black, you don't go back” is always very true.

Mr Bardwell does have a point. The kids of interracial couples would normally not be accepted in either group. The kids are likely to be too dark for the white group, and too white for the black group either. In plain words: not pure.

News source: Marriage licence denied mixed-race pair (17 October 2009)

related blog entries:
white police bashing black, still (21 May, 2009)
Rosa Parks, 1913-2005 (27 October, 2005)

Posted by Antony on 17 October 2009 11:02 PM | newstalk
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I did not say that race was a nonissue. I disagreed with your view that blacks still have to sit at the back of the bus, that whites try to prevent blacks from reproducing, that your Mac slows down because of a black sensor chip, etc.
Posted by Don_HH2K on 19 October 2009 1:44 AM.
You've been saying that blacks and whites are being treated the same. However, it is still not the reality.
Posted by Antony on 19 October 2009 8:56 AM.
You've been saying that blacks have to sit at the back of the bus. However, it is still not the reality.
Posted by Don_HH2K on 19 October 2009 1:19 PM.
Blacks may not be required to sit at the back of the bus in some areas, but still, most white would still prefer not to sit next to blacks on the bus.
Posted by Antony on 19 October 2009 2:56 PM.
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