Tuesday, November 3, 2009

If we're lucky, he'll just go away now

The Associated Press reports today that Keith Bardwell, the Louisiana justice of the peace who was in the news recently for refusing to marry an interracial couple, resigned today.

This is obviously a positive outcome. But I worry that Bardwell learned nothing from this experience.

At least we have additional anecdotal evidence that racism is alive and well in the United States—you know, for people who think that there's no need for affirmative action anymore. People need to be reminded occasionally.

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