Tim Kaine’s wife went to integrated schools in Virginia. And that fact was important enough to make it into his accepting-the-VP nomination speech tonight!
Kaine says: “We’ve got to advance opportunity for everyone. No matter where they come from, how much money they have, what they look like, how they worship, or who they love. Back in 1970, in Virginia, the Republican Governor Linwood Holton believed exactly the same thing. He integrated Virginia’s public schools, so black and white kids would finally learn together, and the family enrolled their own kids, including his daughter, Anne, in those integrated inner-city schools. And when Anne went off to college, she brought with her the lessons borne of that experience….”