Paul Ryan College Sweetheart and Sister-in-Law Black
Does it matter? To me, it does. This gives me another reason to vote for him. He loved a black woman, and his sister-in-law is black as well. To this, I say, good for him. I am glad that he has dated outside of his race and this makes one less jab the Democrats can make against him.
Shortly after it was announced that Rep. Paul Ryan would join the Romney ticket as this year’s Republican vice presidential candidate, I wrote a piece titled, ”What We Know About Paul Ryan and Blacks.”
Well, I recently learned of another significant addition to this list.
As reported on Twitter by CNN’s Pete Hamby, Ryan said he has a black sister-in-law, but perhaps even more interesting, his “college sweetheart” was African American.
So here is the million-dollar question: Is the fact that Ryan has dated interracially a noteworthy detail to consider when analyzing his politics and policies?