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I couldn't believe when I read this.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20091015/ap_on_re_us/us_interracial_rebuff


Interracial couple denied marriage license in La.
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By MARY FOSTER, Associated Press Writer Mary Foster, Associated Press Writer – 2 hrs 21 mins ago

NEW ORLEANS – A Louisiana justice of the peace said he refused to issue a marriage license to an interracial couple out of concern for any children the couple might have. Keith Bardwell, justice of the peace in Tangipahoa Parish, says it is his experience that most interracial marriages do not last long.

"I'm not a racist. I just don't believe in mixing the races that way," Bardwell told the Associated Press on Thursday. "I have piles and piles of black friends. They come to my home, I marry them, they use my bathroom. I treat them just like everyone else."

Bardwell said he asks everyone who calls about marriage if they are a mixed race couple. If they are, he does not marry them, he said.

Bardwell said he has discussed the topic with blacks and whites, along with witnessing some interracial marriages. He came to the conclusion that most of black society does not readily accept offspring of such relationships, and neither does white society, he said.

"There is a problem with both groups accepting a child from such a marriage," Bardwell said. "I think those children suffer and I won't help put them through it."

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Couldn't have said it better Maria
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We're crossing racial barriers every day. Assholes like Justice Bardwell are becoming fewer. 100 years from now, most of the world will be bi-racial.
Does he know you don't have to be married to make babies?
Quinn, The real problem with people like Bardwell is not only that he is an overt racist, but that he doesn't know that he is a racist. In my many years of travel across the states and other countries I came to realize that racism is a fact in most places. It is one of the results of human evolution. The group defense mechanism. Yes, it is more prevalent in the Southern parts of the US than in the North, but it does exist in the North. Fortunately social and legal pressures have made expressing or exibiting racism unaceptable. The fact that his makes the national news is really a good sign. In the 60s you wouldn't have even heard about it.
Bardwell said he has discussed the topic with blacks and whites, along with witnessing some interracial marriages. He came to the conclusion that most of black society does not readily accept offspring of such relationships, and neither does white society, he said.

Geez, that's strange . . . wasn't there a mixed race guy running for public office just last year . . . ?
Hmmm...let's see here----

Jessica Alba, actress
Jennifer Beals, actress, black father and white mother
Kate Beckinsale, actress, Burmese, English
Halle Berry, actress, has a Caucasian Mother and a black Father.
Lisa Bonet, actress, 1/2 Jewish 1/2 black
Michelle Branch, musician, Indonesian, Dutch, French and Irish
Dean Cain, actor, Japanese, French and Welsh
Naomi Campbell, model
Mariah Carey, singer, black Venezuelan father, Irish mother
Tia Carrere, actress, Filipino, Chinese and Spanish
Keisha Castle-Hughes, Maori and Pakeha
Phoebe Cates, 1/2 Jewish, 1/2 Filipino
Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, part black Moorish through the Portuguese royal family
Rae Dawn Chong, actress, Chinese, Caucasian Canadian, black
Tommy Chong, comedian, Chinese, Caucasian Canadian
Winston Churchill (1874-1965); British Prime Minister, 1/8 Kaw Indian, on his American mother's side.
Dorothy Dandridge, actress
Ron Darling, baseball player, Chinese, Hawaiian, Caucasian
Jaye Davidson, actor, English mother and Ghanian father
Rosario Dawson, actress, Puerto Rican, Black, Cuban, Irish and Native American
Lou Diamond Phillips, actor, Spanish, Scottish/Irish, Chinese, Filipino, Hawaiian, and Cherokee
Vin Diesel, actor, black, Italian
Giancarlo Esposito, actor, black mother and Italian father
Malcolm Gladwell, writer for The New Yorker, author of The Tipping Point
Mark-Paul Gosselaar, actor, Dutch, Indonesian
Jasmine Guy, actress, black father and white mother
Alexander Hamilton, mixed-race mother, Scottish father
Warren G. Harding, U.S. President
Kelly Hu, actress, Chinese, Hawaiian, English
Derek Jeter, baseball star, black father and white mother
Dwayne Johnson (aka "The Rock") actor, professional wrestler, Samoan mother, black father
Patrick Johnson, Australian sprinter, white father, Australian Aborigine mother
Noel Jones, first British ambassador from an ethnic minority, Anglo-Indian
Norah Jones, musician, Indian father, white mother
Rashida Jones and Kidida Jones, daughters of Quincy Jones and Peggy Lipton
Paul Kariya, ice hockey star, Japanese, Caucasian Canadian
Alicia Keys, singer
Ben Kingsley, actor
Eartha Kitt, singer, black Cherokee mother and white father
Lenny Kravitz, singer, Jewish father, black mother
Kristin Kreuk, actress, 1/2 Chinese, 1/2 Dutch
Brandon Lee, actor, 5/8 Caucasian, 3/8 Chinese
Bruce Lee, martial artist, actor, 3/4 Chinese, 1/4 German
Sean Lennon, musician, English, Japanese
Greg Louganis, athlete, Samoan biological father and Swedish biological mother
Soledad O'Brien, television personality, Irish/Australian father, Black/Cuban mother
Tia and Tamara Mowry, actresses, black mother and white father
Thandie Newton, actress, British father and Zimbabwean mother
Prince (a.k.a. "The Artist"), singer
Chuck Norris, actor, Caucasian mother and Cherokee father.
Rain Pryor, actress, daughter of Richard Pryor and Jewish mother
Aleksandr Pushkin, most famous Russian poet, 7/8 Russian, 1/8 Ethiopian
Keanu Reeves, actor, Asian, caucasian
Gloria Reuben, actress, black mother and white father
Maya Rudolph, comedian, black mother and white father
"Slash" (aka Saul Hudson), musician
Iain Duncan Smith, British politician, 7/8 European, 1/8 Japanese
Cree Summer, voice actress, Cree mother and Canadian father
Jennifer Tilly and Meg Tilly, actresses, Chinese and Caucasian Canadian
Eddie Van Halen, musician, Dutch, Indonesian
Mario Van Peebles, actor, black father and German mother
Tiger Woods, professional golfer, has African, Asian, Native American, and Caucasian ancestors (mother is Thai, father is Afro-American)


Oh yeah--Lots of problems with them bi racial kids!!
It waas a premade list anthony! I found it on the internet! u think I wanna type that much?
Yeh! wasn't ET an Islamic Scientologist? Look at the problems he had.
That's mighty white of the honorable Justice Keith Bardwell. So he keeps his White cape and hood right out there for all to see?

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