Some perspective from James B. LaGrand:
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It's also worth noting that, as the NY Times mentions, in the decade between 2000-2010 more black Africans have voluntarily come to the U.S. "than were imported directly to North America during the more than three centuries of the slave trade."
"We've come long way, baby." Are there still racists in the U.S.? Of course, as there are in every country. But how racist is the U.S.? Adam Carolla thinks, not that racist:
"We shall be rid of the last vestiges of Goldsteinism when the language has been cleaned."
Fortunately (or unfortunately), activists will never be out of a job.