We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Karl Horst (Germany)
Recognizing or observing differences is OK. C'mon, when I see a guy in a wheelchair you think I somehow make that chair disappear?
See a Black gal or a fat guy or somebody doesn't speak the English so well I just magically envision a, well, I don't know, I just pretend that what I'm seeing has no physical aspect?
I like Chinese food, Vietnamese actually, and I don't like Greek food. So I go where I want and not where I don't want.
Even our little friends in the animal world, the deer hang out with other deer and cows like other cows, don't care too much for horses. (horse-ist?)
So, yeah, I guess you could say America is racist but in the Old School way. Like something, don't like something else, shrug.
If racism is in our DNA, doesn’t that it’s mean immutable, unchangeable?
It takes ignorance of both metaphor and biology to miss the point, in order to construct his strawman. If it is in America's DNA, that means it is inherited, not that it is immutable. Racism, as the speaker finally gets around to admitting, is part of the American inheritance, however, Obama never suggested that there has been no progress.