Civil Rights

Potatoes, Football, and Miscegenation

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The more things change…:

The Boise State running back who scored the winning points in the Fiesta Bowl, then proposed to his cheerleader girlfriend on national television, says he has hired security for their wedding because of racial threats.

Ian Johnson, who is black, and Chrissy Popadics, who is white, are due to be married Saturday in Boise.

When I saw the proposal right after the game, the thought occurred to me that this may not go over well in a good chunk of America–but surprisingly it was treated as a non-issue and I was glad for that.

It's times like these that I really hate it when I'm right.