As some of his fellow Republicans in Congress have discussed impeaching President Obama, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) said on “Meet the Press” on Sunday that he “reject[s]” talk of impeachment. Jindal said he would prefer to have a “legitimate debate” on other issues, including “health care and education, which he called ‘the next great civil rights fight.’” (Washington Post)
Jindal also penned an op-ed for Politico headlined “The end of race.” From the op-ed: “[W]e still place far too much emphasis on our ‘separateness,’ our heritage, ethnic background, skin color, etc. We live in the age of hyphenated Americans: Asian-Americans, Italian-Americans, African-Americans, Mexican-Americans, Cuban-Americans, Indian-Americans, and Native Americans, to name just a few.
“Here’s an idea: How about just ‘Americans?’ That has a nice ring to it, if you ask me. Placing undue emphasis on our ‘separateness’ is a step backward. Bring back the melting pot.”
— Sarah Mimms and Steven Shepard