Interracial marriage laws were overturned by the Supreme Court
in 1967, but a significant minority of Mississippi and Alabama
apparently still long for their return, or are at least ambivalent
about the idea. In Alabama, 67 percent of respondents said interracial
marriage should be allowed, but 21 percent said it should
be illegal and another 12 percent were not sure.
Mississippi Republican voters were even more divided:
Only 52 percent said such marriages should be legal,
versus 29 percent who said they should be banned
and 17 percent who were unsure.
Of course it cd be worse: it's better to have just over half of the Mississippians to be on the right side of history than the other way around. But looks like it's going to be a long time before they're ready to join the rest of us in the twenty-first century.
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And, just to show we've got problems of our own, just today came the news that there will be not one but two 'initiatives' for the fall trying to ban gay marriage. There may turn out to be an many homophobics in Washington state as there are racists in Mississippi. We'll see.