It's 2009. Some people say we live in a post-racial society. I wonder if those optimists have read the recent story about the Louisiana judge who refused to marry an interracial couple. His reasons were that he's found those mixed marriages "don't last long" and he thinks the "children will suffer."
The story speaks for itself, so I don't have much to add except that there's no doubt in my mind those children will indeed suffer if people like this judge stay in power. Wow.