For many of us who moved to Columbia in the early years because of a desire to raise a family in a diverse community this trend is encouraging. Artificial barriers to dating and marrying persons of very different backgrounds seem so out of date. And yet it has only been 45 years since interracial marriage was illegal in some states. In my youth dating someone of a different faith was sometimes a cause for a visit from your clergyman warning about the danger of dating outside your faith. It is encouraging to see these barriers falling with each new generation.
Once again Columbia was simply 40 years ahead of the curve. Glad to see the rest of the country start to resemble us.
When I wrote my blog on the Oriole's opening day about it being too early to print World Series tickets of course I was joking. But after yesterday's Orioles game I may want to be a believer in the first place Orioles.