Jewish Journal

Godless racism

by Brad A. Greenberg

March 5, 2010 | 10:34 am

There is a lot of complete craziness in our country’s legal history. I found one such gem while reading for my constitutional law course this morning. In Loving v. Virginia, in which the US Supreme Court invalidated a state law criminalizing interracial marriages between whites and non-whites because it violated the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment, the reversed a trial judge who had this to say in convicting the couple of miscegenation:

Almighty God created the races white, black, yellow, malay and red, and he placed them on separate continents. And but for the interference with his arrangement there would be no cause for such marriages. The fact that he separated the races shows that he did not intend for the races to mix.

Thank God those days of ignorance are gone, though religion is far too often still used to further ungodly ends.

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