“Thank God for Mississippi.”
– Unofficial slogan of Alabama
A new survey from Public Policy Polling finds that 46 percent of Mississippi Republicans not only oppose interracial marriage, they believe that individuals who marry someone of another race should go to jail.
On a positive note, it is at least progress that these Mississippi racists see prison time — not lynching — as an adequate penalty for race mixing.
Just 40 percent of GOP voters in the state say they think interracial marriage should remain legal, while 14 percent are not sure.
These results are especially interesting considering the fact that there are few places where Pres. Obama, the product of an interracial marriage, is more despised than Mississippi.