@SportsFan"To modify BSR’s statement, if you have to look
increasingly hard to find racism it has changed from a society of racism to a
society with (some) racists."That all depends at times to
geography, perspective, and what side of the majority you are on. I'm sure
being a white male in an overwhelmingly white Utah, racism doesn't seem to
be an issue. I can assure you that your perspective and geography and what side
of the majority from which you speak allow you that perspective.Having lived the past 28 years in Baltimore and Atlanta I can assure you,
racism is alive and well. The issue over the last couple of years is that it no
longer lies dormant. Because of the current national leadership, it has become
alright to awake and spew racist and hateful comments and not be ostracized.
Hate crimes are up exponentially after several decades of decline.
Is this an article about the Zags and a wonderful coach, or a "See?
Here's somebody who says we aren't that bad at all,
soooo......there's that...." article? Seems like the Westbrook incident
and the fallout involved has caused a little schizophrenia.
Donny Daniels is a truly wonderful person and I am glad to hear him say he has
always been treated well here in Utah, but I am sad to hear him say that Utah is
"no different than anywhere else". I hope we are different; kinder,
friendlier, more charitable, less hate, less racist.
There are, and always will be, ignorant people, bad people, and that includes
racists. However, the magnitude and amount of racism in our country and in this
state is dramatically less than what is what was decades or a decade ago. To modify BSR’s statement, if you have to look increasingly hard
to find racism it has changed from a society of racism to a society with (some)
Mr. Daniels is, and will always be, a class act.
As a general rule, if you have to look around to find people to tell you
you're not different, that means you're different.