That line of thinking reminded me of a passage in Randall Kennedy’s book, “Interracial Intimacies: Sex, Marriage, Identity, and Adoption.” In a 19th-century miscegenation case, a black man in Tennessee was charged with criminal fornication. The man’s defense was that the woman, who was white, was his wife. They had been married lawfully in another […]
Bob Herbert Quotes
We all may be passengers in a vehicle that has made a radically wrong turn and is barreling along a dark road, with its headlights off and with someone behind the wheel who may not know how to drive.