Saturday, October 17, 2009

Scuzzbucket in Tangipahoa Parish

I noticed that this story made headlines all over the country

Louisiana Justice of the Peace Keith Bardwell Refuses to Marry Interracial Couples

Dear Mr. Bardwell, go back into the woods that you came out of, you redneck racist.

From Politics Daily, Ria Misra writes
As the child of an interracial marriage -- and someone who isn't suffering anymore than is usual for a girl wearing soggy boots and a damp skirt after being caught in this afternoon's rain -- I'm always annoyed when someone tries to pin their own anxieties about multiracial children onto children instead of onto themselves.

What's really appalling though is that Bardwell has done this before -- and without being removed as a justice of the peace. Bardwell told the AP that he's refused to marry four interracial couples in the last 2 1/2 years. Bardwell also claims that at least one office of Louisiana's state government had been made aware of his refusal years ago.

1 comment:

Mike Licht said...

Tangipahoa Parish has another claim to fame: It was the filming location for In the Heat of the Night, the TV show about race and the law.