Sunday, October 21, 2007
Louisiana Elects First Indian-American Governor
His parents were from India. He grew up in the burbs. He's got a conservative track record that earned him the support of regions of the Louisiana that supported former Klansman David Duke's run for the US Senate. Now Bobby Jindal is the Katrina-wracked state's first non-white governor since Reconstruction.
(Not that Dave would've been lonely DC, Sen. Robert Byrd is a former member of the Ku Klux Klan as well...)
But props to Bobby, this election will certainly have ripples across the American political landscape and it's already sending ripples across the cultural spectrum as well. It will be interesting to see how this impacts a growing Indian-American political voice and how it will alter our collective culturegeist.