When I am thinking about race issues, I always take as my starting point the fact that I’m racist.  I sure would like to not be racist any more.  But I’m also American, born and raised.  I don’t think it’s possible to live your life in America and not be racist.  I’m talking about a psychological internalized racism, but that racism is the cause and result of lots of objective phenomena.  For example, a black male has a one in three chance of spending time in prison — check out this article: http://nplusonemag.com/raise-the-crime-rate

I will be unable to participate in a post-racial society, because I am too racist.