Racists dont walk around in white sheets. You dont have to be a member of a white supremacist group to be prejudiced and seen as one. Sometimes, in order to understand some of the weasels around us and how they mask their words, you have to have the larger truth smacked down and spelled out for you. Ta-Nehisi Coates one of my favourite writers and black with far more intelligence, knowledge and wisdom than most of here, writes at the Atlantic: He writes about Trayvon Martin: Remember back in 2009, the hysterical storm of shrieking and the rending of garments when the President gave a speech to school students? Texas, where the Republican Partys platform includes the repeal of the Voting Rights Act. And so, onwards: To me, the most salient passage is about Reverend Wright: My emphasis. Summing up: You'll sometimes notice that some people become affronted when accused of racism. However, note that they're often unconcerned about actual racism when its practiced. To understand some of the historical picture of what Barack Obama the 44th President of the United States, your president deals with, read what its like to walk in anothers shoes, read this article twice if you have to and if you dont want to be thought of as cowardly, ignorant and racist, then stop talking and acting like one.