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Vol. CLIV, Issue 5
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Mease not Mooses: A Not So Distant Future

Mease not Mooses: A Not So Distant Future

Luke Hampton March 6, 2014

Cartoon by Asa Mease.

Credit: Douglas

Denied interracial marriage reinforces racism’s prevalence

jamessledd October 28, 2009
Earlier this month, Beth Humphrey (who happens to be white) and her boyfriend, Terence McKay (who happens to be black), went to a Louisiana justice of the peace seeking a marriage license. The judge's answer? He does not perform inter-racial marriages. The story made headlines worldwide. According to London's Guardian, justice of the peace Keith Bardwell, who is white, claimed that “he is not a racist." Rather, Bardwell said, he does not “do interracial marriages because [he doesn't] want to put children in a situation they didn't bring on themselves. I feel the children will later suffer."
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