Decades ago, Black Panthers, Neo Nazis and Klansmen marched the streets. There were racially motivated beatings and killings. The races couldn't mingle or do shit together. Then society changed, slowly, over decades where that shit mostly died down. Sure, there was an occassional spark of something. There were hidden KKK clans in backwoods of rural areas. The Panthers existed in isolated areas of some urban spots. But unlike the first part of the last century, blacks and whites fought wars together, alongside each other, and cried for each other. Blacks and whites can be seen in huge stadiums, cheering for a common team, hugging each other, and the ONLY color that matters is the uniform their team has on. Interracial dating is not only accepted, but 99% of people dont even have a concious thought about it. We've come so far in race relations, almost to the point that, for a while there had we just let that "RACISM" word go away, the whole thing would have been an afterthought. But then January 1, 2009 happened. And a huge effort to remind everyone how racist we are began. To remind everyone "Hey, you are NOT the same, look at your skin color". Eric Holder reminded us we are racial "cowards" and refuse to discuss it. Well, Eric, did you think maybe most of us (black and white) have simply moved on BEYOND that stupid shit? Thanks for dragging us back. So rather than running stories on how and why blacks are killing other blacks at such a frightening rate in the inner cities on MSNBC, they pick an isolated incident that they can use to remind everyone "Hey, racism still exists, Al Sharpton still needs a job, and we still want to make sure all you races know the other is different and probably hates you." Thanks left wingers. Thanks Obama. Thanks Holder. Thanks MSNBC. We are almost back to the 1960's now. And to think....we were so close. Ho hum. Maybe in another 50 years.