- "...it goes back to my belief that most white people think racism is blatant KKK cross burning, and everything else is up in the air." -- Siditty
Personal example: There is a girl that I've known since I was four and she was five. She's white, half Jewish. At some point during our friendship, she told me that I wasn't like most Black people, thinking that this was a compliment. I know many Black people who have had this same experience with non-Black friends. Non-Black people: This is totally not a compliment (except to Black people who hate being Black). It is not the thought that counts. And if you think it is, you may want to look at the above definitions of prejudiced and ignorant a little more closely. Now I don't think that she hates Black people, or that she's a secret member of the KKK, but this was certainly not the last ignorant comment that I heard from her regarding non-white people (which is partly why we're not really friends anymore). This means that she has race-based prejudices that lead her to make ignorant statements that make me want to backhand her.
- "They actually defended Duesler, saying he was being railroaded by the media, and looking at his background as a Obama supporter and peace activist, he must be non racist." -- Siditty
On the point about Duesler, since he represents an institution (Valley Swim Club) he and they can be called racist, even if he, personally, is just an ignorant motherfucker (change the complexion? Really?).