Liberals need to take some responsibility for the mess they have created. It is NOT a "conservative white versus black thing." Conservative whites, for the most part, want to see blacks get the same opportunities they get, and they want them to work hard to make the most of those opportunities, just like they do. Liberals have created a culture of dependence among minorities, all in the guise of helping them, and fighting the war on Poverty, which has gone on for 45 years with no end in sight. From what I can see, America has eliminated 98+% of the racism that existed 50 years ago. Whites and blacks can inter-marry, raise families together, live side-by-side, work together, and do all kinds of things that were forbidden 50 years ago. And guess what? It is not possible to eliminate 100% of the racism. There will always be a question mark in the back of someone's head who has been wronged (robbed, attacked, cheated, whatever) by a person from a particular group, or people with a particular characteristic (short, tall, skinny, fat, whatever). That is human nature. The best you can do is be aware of it, and deal with the issue rationally so it doesn't take over your decision-making process. The impressive thing about the evolution of whites in the U.S. is that they have eliminated far more of the racism from their culture and way of thinking than blacks have. In fact, blacks have probably become MORE racist in the last 50 years, not less. Ask yourself why that is. Answer: because liberals keep baiting them with racism, and paying them to avoid contact with conservative whites (business owners, factory workers, etc.). The only good white people they know are the liberal gov't employees handing them their checks. Democrats have been working hard the last 45 years to make sure that blacks distrust conservative whites, even where there has been little or no reason to do so. Most of us work alongside black people (who choose not to be on welfare), and have no problem with them. (No one dislikes black people on welfare more than blacks who are working for a living, BTW.) If conservative whites had to select one person to be their spokesperson for racial relations, it would probably be . . . BILL COSBY. Is there any doubt that Bill Cosby would humiliate and destroy Barack Obama in a debate about race in America?