Tuesday, May 06, 2008
In 1958, Mildred Jeter just wanted to be married to the man she loved, and live in her home state of Virginia. But this wasn’t possible. She and Richard Loving, her newly-minted white husband, had to get the Supreme Court to order the state, in 1967, to let the two come home and raise their family.
Perhaps it is progress that today, 40 years after the decision, we are considering a presidential candidate by such a union. But depending on which side you are on, Senator Obama is more or less electable due to his mixed heritage. So how much progress is this really?
James C. Collier
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