Funny, but only recently it was brought to my attention that I am listed in the “Jewish Shit” list, (where Shit stands for self-hating Israel-threatening), by some wacky rightwing organization (masada2000.org). I double clicked only to find myself perversely fascinated by the world I entered.
Is the public ritual of racial hints followed by an apology indicative of progress toward a more tolerant society? Or does it merely reveal America's hypocrisy? I am not sure. But look at it differently: an atmosphere where public figures need to apologize for sounding like bigots is preferable to one where they have to apologize for not being racist.