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The responses to Obama’s victory

In Politics on November 23, 2008 at 5:43 pm

Obama being elected president was a big deal here in liberal Boston. I went to bed hearing hoots and hollers of celebration from Mass Ave. In the morning I went to work and my coworkers were all Obama supporters, and all abuzz with pride. Things like “I actually feel proud of my country now” were said, echoing a sentiment Michelle Obama was vilified for. Read the rest of this entry »

The Legalization of Interracial Marriage

In Politics, Religion on November 8, 2008 at 7:41 pm

In 1963, Richard and Mildred Loving were arrested in Virginia for living together as an interracial couple. They had married in Washington D.C., where it was legal, and then moved back to Virginia, where it was not. The judge in their case gave the statement:

Almighty God created the races white, black, yellow, and red, and he placed them on separate continents. And but for the interference with his arrangement there would be no cause for such marriages. The fact that he separated the races shows that he did not intend for the races to mix.

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