Southern Republicans Want Interracial Marriage Banned
1 year ago
Some Republicans think the law was right in the good ol' days.
A new poll conducted by Public Policy Polling found that 29 percent of Republicans in Mississippi would like for interracial marriage to be banned.
The poll numbers come a day after another startling revelation that Republicans in Mississippi and Alabama believe President Obama is a Muslim, and that evolution is not real, according to the New York Daily News. 54 percent said it should be legal, while the rest weren't sure. 21 percent of Republicans in Alabama believe interracial marriage should be outlawed.
Despite the fact that interracial marriages reached an all-time high last year, according to a Pew Research study, many in this country want to revert back to the 1940s and 50s when it was illegal in some states to have that type of union.
It comes as no shock that many in the deep south still feel that way considering it was only 40 years ago when the law banning mixed marriages was still intact. And many couples are still having issues down south as evident by Kentucky banning an interracial couple from their church last year.
When will people begin to realize that there's no difference between black and white as we are all humans at the end of the day; and should be allowed to choose who we want to be with without any issue over a subject as miniscule as race.
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