Racism: The Elephant in Louisiana’s Living Room

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Five years ago, Keith Bardwell, a Justice of the Peace from Tangipahoa Parish, refused to marry an interracial couple, earning himself attention in the national and international media. “The reason I didn’t (marry the couple),” he told CBS News, “is because I’ve had countless number (sic) of people that was (sic) born in that situation and that they claim the blacks or the whites didn’t accept the children, and I didn’t want to put the children in that position.” Governor Bobby Jindal quickly denounced Bardwell and called on the Louisiana Judiciary Commission to revoke his law license.

A few years later, Jindal penned an opinion piece for Politico titled “The End of Race,” arguing that America- and Louisiana in particular- had successfully purged itself of racism. Quoting (bold mine):

In 2003, I decided to run for governor of Louisiana, a state where David Duke got 44 percent of the…

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About Lamar Parmentel

www.dailykingfish.com lead curator; enjoyer of bourbon, the dynasty and the beverage. Reside in New Orleans. Louisiane peut vivre éternellement

Posted on November 8, 2014, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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