Thursday, April 21, 2016

Is America Racist?


Anonymous said...

While the Supreme Court struck down any laws prohibiting interracial marriages in 1967 it took years for the various states to actually remove them from their books. And as recently as 2011 a poll of Mississippi Republican primary voters asked "Do you think interracial marriage should be legal or illegal?". The responses were "Legal" 40%, "Illegal" 46%, and "Not Sure" 14%.

Haven't been able to find the results for Democrats.

Anonymous said...

It's worth noting that the courts were using scripture in suppoprt laws against mixed race marriages. In fact, the Loving v Virginia case was actually an appeal of the the state court's ruling. According to the judge in the state case, Leon M. Bazile, "Almighty God created the races white, black, yellow, malay and red, and he placed them on separate continents.... The fact that he separated the races shows that he did not intend for the races to mix." Judge Bazile sentenced the Lovings to a year in prison, to be suspended if the couple agreed to leave the state for the next 25 years.

At the time less than 20% of the American public was in favor of interracial marriages (and not surprisingly blacks were just as opposed to the idea of whites)

SoylentGreen said...

Excellent video.

Although it's not his primary point, using interracial marriage as a bellwether of racism is absurd. So the only way to prove that I'm not a racist is by marrying a black woman?

In addition, Larry Elder - and most people in the world - use the term racist to mean white on black racism. But only if you include black on white racism - or even black on black racism are we truly a racist society. Otherwise, we are NOT. We need a new term for Black on white racism since the media has clearly hijacked that term.

Anonymous said...

How can ya trust Larry Elder? He doesn't even sound like a black guy. And he knows more than 50 words of English. He's not "authentic".

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