More people should be saying this
I get nervous around black people. I'll cop to it. When I'm in a room with black individuals, particularly college students, I get nervous wondering how many of them look at me and hate me for the color of my skin. Does that make me racist?
I find your straight talk, fair analysis and all around good American guy attitude refreshing and a pleasure to read. Your description of how most white Americans feel about race fits me to a T. But I am getting pretty damned tired of the ingratitude and willingness to embrace victimhood on the part of black Americans. Blacks who immigrate legally to this country have a much better outcome in America than do our own home grown black people, simply because they know how fortunate they are to be in America, which would be the least race-conscious country in the world if the leftists would just shut up about it! Of course they won't - it serves them well at the expense of all of us, blacks and whites.
Your response to that hateful twitter comment by Ms Rao was a perfect retort against a belief bereft of gratitude. I have one thing to say to her. If you feel so hated and abused, no one is keeping you from leaving.