Emails regarding this subject, on both sides of the fence and from dozens of different points of view and backgrounds, are coming in faster than I can keep up with them. Agree with me or not, I just want to thank everyone for writing in to express your particular opinion, and though I may not be able to respond to all of these emails, I enjoy reading the different points of view and counters to my argument.
In closing, I want to reiterate that I am not suggesting that we forget slavery happened. Or that racism exists. And certainly not that abolishing racism is as simple as “not making a big deal over race”. There are going to be ignorant people out there, angry people that use race as a vehicle for their hate. However I do feel that the sooner more people stop being overly sensitive to race, the sooner that mentality will dwindle generation after generation. Constantly being sensitive over race is just a constant reminder that we’re different. Perhaps we should focus more on the many ways in which we’re similar.