I have to bring to the attention of all of us who still believe that Louisiana is a hot-bed of racists the fact that out of a field of 12 candidates for Govenorship of Louisiana, Mr. Jindal, son of immigrants from India, won with 52% of the vote.
I don't know the "race" of all of the other candidates, but the next 3 pictured who got some votes were "white".
Ok, I have to tell y'all. When I moved to a high school there 35 years ago, whites and blacks weren't even allowed, culturally, to talk to each other. I asked someone ( black, and I am white) directions to a classroom on my first day, and it turned into a race fight, picks and brass knuckles included. Turns out I had started it by breaking the "rules". It was absolutely impossible to be friends with anyone of a different race, at least publicly.
I got out of there at the earliest possible time, but fast forward 15 years when I went back for a visit, and lo and behold, I saw black/white couples pushing baby carriages in the street and nobody was beating them up! Fast forward another 20 years and I see a non-white Governor elected in Louisiana.
Truly we have come a long way, baby! Of course, there will always be a few fools, but if LOUISIANA can have such a cool majority, then this a day for celebration indeed!