posted on Jul, 4 2013 @ 11:38 PM
As Domo1 said, "There is a fine line." Unfortunately, the line shifts depending on the setting and the audience. There is a feeling that minority
groups have suffered enough and that saying anything to hurt the members of such a group is like "kicking them when they're down."
That has the advantage of sometimes reducing the anger, and the disadvantage of making problems very difficult to discuss. It also limits the range
of people allowed to speak on the subject. If a Black Mayor, or Louis Farrakhan, says "You punks ought to be ashamed of yourselves. Get to school,
drop the gang banger mentality, and work to make it in this country," they will be listened to as someone addressing a serious problem. If a White
said the same thing, he would be lucky to get off the platform, and the word "racist" would follow him forever.
It's not the facts that makes one racist, it's how the audience feels about those facts coming from a particular speaker.
Terrible, but it's also our current reality.