Louisiana Justice of the Peace Lets Black People Use His Bathroom
Louisiana justice of the peace Keith Bardwell has refused to issue a marriage license to an interracial couple, but denies that he’s a racist. He’s just concerned.
About … you know … the children.
To prove that he’s a tolerant, non-racist kind of guy, Bardwell notes that he has “piles and piles of black friends.” Why, sometimes he’ll even let them use his bathroom.
NEW ORLEANS – A white Louisiana justice of the peace said he refused to issue a marriage license to an interracial couple out of concern for any children the couple might have.
Keith Bardwell, justice of the peace in Tangipahoa Parish, says it is his experience that most interracial marriages do not last long.
“I’m not a racist. I just don’t believe in mixing the races that way,” Bardwell told the Associated Press on Thursday. “I have piles and piles of black friends. They come to my home, I marry them, they use my bathroom. I treat them just like everyone else.”
Has white supremacist Robert Stacy McCain weighed in to defend Bardwell yet?