Politics and Interracial Mates Not a Good Mix?

In an interesting op-ed in the New York Times, Syracuse law professor, Kevin Noble Maillard, breaks down the problems inherent in bringing interracial romance to the campaign trail.

When the candidate is one race, and the spouse/partner/“friend” is another, opponents find a combustible cocktail to stir voter insecurities. Ask the ghost of Thomas Jefferson, who weathered decades of criticism about his relationship with “Dusky Sally,” his mixed-race slave who bore six mixed-race children. Read More