There is no question that the United States of America has undergone vast changes in its attitudes to people whose skin is black or brown or whose religion is Jewish or Catholic. I was raised in an America in which those who were not Anglo-Saxon white Christians simply did not really belong in the country and were simply guests whose presence has to be endured. I once was turned down for 24 teaching jobs because I was Jewish, and the prevailing view was that Jews were all Communists who owed their allegiance to the Soviet Union. Of course, in those days, if your skin was black you had to walk gently–in the gutter, not on the sidewalk. A lynching was a time to bring the wife and kids for a picnic. YES, those days are over.
But, there are still things called fraternities in which young men would so love to pretend they still are defending the Confederate States of America against those –niggers who want to rape their mothers, wives and sisters. A new video that was shown at the University of Oklahoma contains some frat boys chanting: “There’ll never be snigger in the SAE.” I am certain it was a group of drunken young men engaged in an act of bravery to show those uppity blacks that white supremacy still reigns.
If one lives in racist Republican America, what else is new?