I wasn't taking umbrage with your point, I do understand what you were trying to convey. Expanding on what I meant is that when slavery is brought up, no one calls them out on it because of the culture of political correctness. In solving problems, there should be no golden calves exempt from discussion. There is simply no way to address the racism issue without addressing that other minority groups faced other problems and over came them. No one in the media addresses this and asks why that is? Slavery ended in 1865. Jim Crow laws were abolished in the 1960s. Most blatant racism/sexism, etc. began disappearing around that time. To be sure, white Americans as a whole do not have unclean hands. Whites dismiss and marginalize their own blatant and far more common more subtle "institutional" racism (e.g., Paula Deen and issues over the Confederate flag). However, we have come a long, long way since the 1960s; but to act like there racism in all forms has disappeared does not help. Whites continue to communicate about race in code (e.g., thugs, hip hop culture) it conveys the same connotations as other words used to. White political conservatives act like some people are too stupid to understand what they are truly saying. Constantly denial of a problem by whites does not help.