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Old 10-16-2009, 02:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Interracial couple in Louisiana denied marriage license
Interracial couple in Louisiana denied marriage license - CNN.com

However, Bardwell told Hammond's Daily Star newspaper that he was concerned for the children who might be born of the relationship and that, in his experience, most interracial marriages don't last.

"I'm not a racist," Bardwell told the newspaper. "I do ceremonies for black couples right here in my house. My main concern is for the children."


Dude, most marriages in general don't last. This guy is a perfect example: he thinks he's not racist but saying that a marriage isn't going to last because it's interracial IS RACIST!
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"I'm not racist against black people, only if there's not a white person involved."

hahah. too fucking classic.
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Old 10-16-2009, 07:22 PM   #2 (permalink)
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he was concerned ... that, in his experience, most interracial marriages don't last.
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My main concern is for the children."
It's not like the child of a failed interracial marriage could end up being President or anything. Oh wait...

This judge is a complete piece of shit.
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lol too true. not sure if it failed or if one of his parents died? don't remember. but either way, what an idiot.
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His mom filed for divorce when his father wanted to go back to Kenya.

That aside, the real point is that it's quite illegal for a marriage license to be denied based on race.
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Apparently it is statistically true that an interracial couple is more likely to divorce (Steve Sailer's iSteve Blog: Interracial Divorce Statistics), but there are also numbers out there that suggest that couples of mixed faiths are more likely to get divorced than those of common faith. So unless this judge is going to start prohibiting inter-faith marriages as well, his argument is worthless. I don't know if that makes him a full blown racist, but it's hard to see any other reason why he'd see this as a battle he should fight.

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He needs a boot up his ass.

I sympathise with inter-racial and same-sex couples. I see it here where I live; both get crap for having a preference when it comes to deciding whom they want to love or be with. If people were more tolerant and less close-minded, we wouldn't have this dumb hate problem.
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He's an elected public servant, thus if you are a citizen, you are his boss. If the couple meets the requirements for marriage, it is his job to sign exactly where they tell him to sign, no if's, and's, or but's. He should be shitcanned.
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His mom filed for divorce when his father wanted to go back to Kenya.

That aside, the real point is that it's quite illegal for a marriage license to be denied based on race.
Loving v. Virginia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Apparently it is statistically true that an interracial couple is more likely to divorce (Steve Sailer's iSteve Blog: Interracial Divorce Statistics), but there are also numbers out there that suggest that couples of mixed faiths are more likely to get divorced than those of common faith. So unless this judge is going to start prohibiting inter-faith marriages as well, his argument is worthless. I don't know if that makes him a full blown racist, but it's hard to see any other reason why he'd see this as a battle he should fight.
He's clearly racist. Also that link on statistics is old, and the data he used is super old. The general divorce rate for the US is much higher than that now.
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Yeah, I know that wasn't exactly up to date, but those were the best numbers I could find on the subject. Maybe the ratio is still the same, maybe not.

I agree that he's got some racial issues on some level, that's the only way it makes sense for him to go after only this one of the many types of marriages that may be more likely to fail than another. I think this is similar to some of the teabaggers and the other irrational opposition to Obama. They might have black friends too, and you'll never hear them say it's about race but on some subconscious level they still feel other races have their place and just shouldn't do or be certain things. So they do what this guy did, or march around Washington waving a sign that says they want their country back even though nothing has really changed. This isn't quite the same thing as the person who will outright admit that they don't think a black person should be president, but to call them all racists probably isn't inaccurate.
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Well, just to play the devil's advocate, I was trying to find a picture of a basketball with another president on it. In the process, I found a big blue dildo that looks like Barack Obama. So I'm gonna go ahead and let this one go.
 
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Today I went to a Kmart store. I was looking for a cheap pair of sneakers. When I was walking thru I noticed up against the back wall of basketballs and kickballs.............A Barach Obama Basketball!!!!

That right there is racism! Show me another president that had his face and name on a basketball! The message I got from looking at that ball was this " We succeed in basketball, we succeed in politics". They had them in standard size basketballs and mini ones. Red and white layout and baracks kisser dead smack on the black fill hole

Now come on if you dont think that is racism I dont know what is....
You're missing an entire facet of this argument.

To me that's both a) A shitty, but genius, marketing ploy, but also b) Targeting a positive role model to a specific demographic (namely kids who would otherwise idolize people of questionable character, like NBA players).

Besides, Obama could beat a team of any 5 presidents at basketball all by himself.

Are you going to get an inner city child to look up to Bush by putting him on a basketball? No, you'll find yourself with a whole lot of unsold basketballs.

Walk two miles in the shoes of any inner city black person, and you'll realize there's a HORRIBLE dearth of positive role models for them. To argue otherwise is to argue that you're ignorant.

You've got Kobe being dragged to court for rape (which I don't believe he did), Wilt bragging about fucking 10,000 women, and Artest acting like Mike Tyson towards the fans... As an aside, Tyson isn't exactly a positive role model either. They need SOMEONE - it might as well be the president.

Even tho the basketball company is shamelessly trying to make money off his image (just like Rush's RNC does), it's also sending home a much needed message to kids. It's not racism, it's shameless capitalism that just happens to serve a useful purpose.
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