Politico is at least a decade behind the story
Ben Smith at Politico reports breathlessly on Bill de Blasio, a Democrat in New York running for public office, because he happens to be in *gasp* an interracial marriage. Smith describes Bill de Blasio as breaking “the last racial taboo.”
Smith needs to get out more. I was a consultant for a political candidate in an interracial marriage running for state senate in 1996 in a Republican primary. Maybe we should have played up the spouse’s race to get national attention from gullible writers like Smith.
I guess interracial marriages for politicians are only taboo-breaking if the candidate is an obscure Democrat instead of, say, a US Supreme Court Justice.
Perhaps Smith and a certain justice of the peace in Louisiana should at least update their views of race relations to the 1990s.