Monday, October 19, 2009

Another Face of Racism

About three days ago from writing this blog (October 17, 2009), a report published in The Times of India, Delhi edition, page 20 – “Official says no to black-white marriage in US”. According to the report, a white Louisiana justice of peace, Mr. Keith Bardwell refused to issue a marriage license to a black-white couple. Mr. Bardwell tried to defend himself by saying that he is not a racist, but he dosn’t believe in mixing of races in this way. According to him, these marriages are not long lasting. He stated that he has many black friends who come to his house, use his bathrooms, blah blah blah. He further stated that the children of such couple suffer.

Above is the view of a chief official of a so-called most developed nation in the waorld. The thing which is very much horrifying here is the way Mr. Bardwell tried to justify his views. But here the question which is still unanswered is that if there is any problem in whites and black in US, due to which the children of such couples are suffering, then why Mr. Bardwell is encouraging it? If Mr. Bardwell is so concerned about the problem of children born from black and white couple, then why instead of creating awareness, he is helping the racists indirectly. On the other hand, if a couple has decided to marry then it is its sole responsibility to take care of its children. It depends on person to person how he or she manages it. Why is Mr. Bardwell unnecessary interfering in the decision of a couple? Isn’t Mr. Bardwell making the couple suffer by refusing its marriage?

The logic given by Mr. Bardwell is totally indigestible. Instead of trying to understand the problem of those children about whom he is talking about and then solving them, Mr. Bardwell making it an all time problem. Stopping the interracist marriage is not the solution of anything, but it is just encouraging the problem. In some of the nations, women face problems if they go to school for education. Should those stop to go to school and taking education as they are facing the problem?