we forget it wasn't that long ago that we were TOTALLY racist
The racism thing is completely out of control: the head of the Department of Agriculture's rural development office in Georgia got fired and the NAACP had to come in and apologize for jumping the gun after some raging Republicans hijacked half of a speech.
I think that's what happened. It's really hard to tell when it's getting nutty. And then of course it turns into more partisan bitchfighting over who is less racist even though we all are while the asshats are shoveling the next truckload of jobs away from your town and turning it into money in their own pockets.
Great job, America. Keep watching.
Recommended reading: Shirley Sherrod: Sacrificial lamb on the altar of race (WaPo)