When I wrote the post “Kanye West’s racism”, my intention was to point out that malicious race baiting and name calling by some is counter productive. I am not excusing Kayne West or other race baiters like him; may they be Black, White, or Latino. My goal was to make the point that doing so is counter productive, and that we need to work together.
Instead the majority of comments left by posters are “N this” and “Cracker that”. My intention was not to create a forum for bigots. Let me just say this:
“America, from the bottom of my heart, I am sorry for unwittingly throwing this fuel on the fire of intolerance.”
America is known throughout the world as an ethnic melting pot. This is something we should take pride in, not be embarrassed or angered about. Despite our history of segregation and racial and religious intolerance, we are the most diverse country on the planet. I don’t think it is any accident that we are also the most successful country on the planet either.
People like Kanye West and David Duke want to divide our great country into ethnic groups with special rights and privileges. If we are to move forward as a nation, towards a greater good, we need to leave these fools in the dust bins of history.
There is, unfortunately, a select group of other bloggers here at blogcritics.org who will continue to promote racial intolerance and hatred. This is however another thing that makes America great, the freedom to be a “jackass” if you want to be.