I don’t really have an agenda concerning racism. But the people who supposedly abhor it seem to be the ones who dwell on it. As Marcus pointed out at a secret meeting of a secret club, if we are supposed to be race neutral, as a nation (guided by the blessed hand of that mysterious perfection), why are we asked on government forms to specify our race (or gender)? Public radio is particularly obsessed with race. Anything that works does inspite of racism and anything that doesn’t,doesn’t because of racism.
Once again groups versus individuals explains a lot of it. Really, when you meet someone of a different race do you really relate to them differently, like putting your hand on your wallet or Derringer.
I heard most of an interview with a comedian on Fresh Air today and the guy was really insightful. I’ll share by offering this link: http://www.npr.org/2014/04/21/305509473/for-comic-hari-kondabolu-explaining-the-joke-is-the-joke