I remember well the story of The Emperors New Clothes from when I was a child. To sum it up two swindlers convince a King he has a beautiful new set of clothes when really his naked. He marches through the town and all the people must pretend they see beautiful new clothes on him, when some children shout in totally honesty, hes naked! I feel the same has happened to America and the world at large when it comes to race. What I mean is this we have gone from one extreme to the other. The old extremes in race simply wrote off a man because of the color of his skin. Some men were considered less human than others. If you were black or hispanic or asian you simply were not allowed into certain occupations. There was no way a black man could be a lawyer, much less the President of the United States! If you were black forget getting into a school or college in most places, and you didnt eat with whites and they assumed your guilt if you were accused of a crime. But now in our modern era I believe the pendulum has swung fully in the other direction. Now if you are black and arrested we must assume there was discrimination in your arrest. Even if you really committed the crime, it was not your fault it is societes fault for discriminating against you. If blacks routinely perform the lowest in academic testing we must assume racism was involved in education. Or if it is not racism in all cases then it is economics. If blacks have 75% of their children born out-of-wedlock(while whites only have 25% born out-of-wedlock) we must again assume this is due to racism. To top all this off the great assumption our society is if all this supposed racism was removed from our society somehow everything would be just fine for the blacks. Blacks would score equally with Whites, Asians and Hispanics. Blacks would no longer have a 75% out-of-wedlock birth rate. Blacks would commit fewer crimes and would live more responsibly. Please dont misunderstand me I have neighbors who are black that are responsible people, I have friends at church and at work who are black who are great people. I dont assume because you are black you are criminal, or stupid. But it is one thing to look at individuals, and another to look at a race as a whole. I believe we must do both and be honest. Every race has its share of intelligent and bright people, morale and hard-working people(including blacks). But that does not mean every race has an equal share of each type of people - to assume so is to defy logic and defy the world around us. The fact we know is that race is more than skin color. In reality the color of ones skin does not actually determine their race it is what is underneath that skin. There are distinctive bone structures to various races just ask any forensic anthropologist. We also know races have different genetic defects and deficiencies when it comes to disease. We know that some races are naturally taller(on average) and some naturally shorter(on average). We know some races have more dense bone structure than others. All of these are biological facts. But when it comes to the brain this is where must throw logic out the window. We must assume that while there are all these other differences between races, there is absolutely no difference in the average brain chemistry of individuals among races. This is not an idea based in logic, it is an idea based in emotion. Compare Africa to any other continent in the world(culturally,educationally and economically) lets be honest and stop saying The emperor has new clothes when really he is just naked.