[response to a black person inviting questions:] And I don't believe any sort of ‘well, whitey keeps us down’ explanation, or explanations having to do with poverty, because there have been many other races and nationalities that came here in far worse condition than blacks were in, say, 40 years ago, and in that time they became productive members of society. Most whites aren't all that racist. And if you genuinely wanted to counter that racism, the above is a roadmap. Even efforts like Bill Cosby's to deliver tough talk to black parents have been shouted down. Bill's been called every thing from an uncle tom to a house you-know-what.