Friday, October 16, 2009
Louisiana Doesn't Have A Race Problem--If It Were 1955
The bastion of progress and enlightenment otherwise known as Louisiana reminded the nation what exactly makes the Bayou State so darn cuddly (besides the whole "Parish" thing of course) when a justice of the peace in Tangipahoa Parish refused to issue a marriage license to an interracial couple out of concern for any children the couple might have.
Louisiana justice Keith Bardwell said he made his decision because it is his experience that "most interracial marriages do not last long."
Not because he's racist or anything.
"I do ceremonies for black couples right here in my house," Bardwell said. "My main concern is for the children. I don't do interracial marriages because I don't want to put children in a situation they didn't bring on themselves," Bardwell said. "In my heart, I feel the children will later suffer."
Plus, if he does an interracial marriage for one couple, he must do the same for all, and since he, tries "to treat everyone equally," that just wouldn't work now would it?
Bardwell said he has discussed the topic with blacks and whites, along with witnessing some interracial marriages. He came to the conclusion that most of black society does not readily accept offspring of such relationships, and neither does white society.
Thus, he was actually doing a favor for all those pathetic mulatto bastards still wanderin' around trying so hard to be accepted somewhere, anywhere.
But I suppose a thank you would be too much to ask from those poor multicolored lepers. Especially the presidential ones.