I call it racism fatigue, a post-Big Brother, now post-President Obama's election campaign, where no facet of the racial kaleidoscope was unexplored by the media. For the past few years, it seems the mainstream has been really interested in dissecting race, so that on a daily basis it's racist this and racist that and everybody's a racist and no one is. Every racial comment is racist and nothing is. And suddenly you can't say anything or think anything without questioning whether you yourself are racist.
Friday, February 06, 2009