Mixed-race marriages — and tolerance — soar

Andrew Herrmann of the Chicago Sun-Times on Mixed-race marriages — and tolerance — soar:

Irene Carr’s father was a minister, but he could not perform her marriage ceremony. He couldn’t because it was illegal in the 1950s for interracial couples to wed in Missouri.

Irene is white; her now-deceased husband, Leon, a steelworker, was black. They eventually married in Chicago and reared three sons. When one told them he knew of no mom or dad like his, they helped start a support organization for biracial couples like themselves.

Contrary to the wishes of the hard left and hard right, people are blurring the lines and giving neo-segregationists the finger. Read the rest here.

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