Saturday, October 17, 2009

Quote of the Day

"Perhaps he's worried the kids will grow up and be president." Bill Quigley, director of the Center for Constitutional Rights and Justice, on Tangipahoa Parish Justice of the Peace Keith Bardwell, who refuses to issue a marriage license to interracial couples because he's supposedly worried about their children's futures. Of course, Quigley is referring to Barack Obama, the child of an interracial couple, whose "worrisome" future included being a Harvard Law School graduate, a U.S. Senator, and President of the United States.

1 comment:

Mike Licht said...

Tangipahoa Parish has another claim to fame: It was the filming location for In the Heat of the Night, the TV show about race and the law.

See:

http://notionscapital.wordpress.com/2009/10/17/not-in-tangipahoa-parish/