regarding modern incivility and racism
I hate to say it, but I think these two recent instances of extreme incivility, Congressman Joe Wilson and Kanye West, prove that racism of all sorts is alive and well in America.
I have no doubt that Joe Wilson would have kept his big mouth shut had President Obama been a white man, just as I have no doubt that Kanye West would have managed to keep his ass in his chair had Taylor Swift been a black woman.
Now, some folks might call me racist for noticing this. But I think we are all in a lot of trouble if we don't acknowledge these things for what they are. Sometimes what's obvious can't be strictly proved, but is just the same.