I've been informed by my usual source for such matters that today is Blog Against Racism Day.
Alice mentions in her post that the fact that there has been absolutely no coverage of the genocide in Africa is proof positive that racism is still a problem. I'm inclined to agree.
I'm also inclined to agree with Kanye West about Bush.
The fucked up thing is, none of us can wash our hands of it. Hell, even today at work I was given specific instructions as to which dvds I needed to put in a security tray before putting them on the shelf. Two guesses as to what the instructions were.
There are times where addressing racism is almost as much of a social faux pas as racism itself.
As such, the extent to which blatant racism is swept under the rug in this country is staggering.
Sean Hannity defended the man who said that on national fucking televison.
The reason the topic is avoided is because there is latent racism in just about everyone. And yes, I said everyone. it's not a one-way street, even though the problem is weighed heavily to one side. Its nigh impossible to be exposed to our culture and avoid it.
The solution? Can't say I have one at the ready. But there will never be a solution if we hide from the issue.