>… silence may be the best response. But perhaps I did feel compelled to post at least this much – in case some are under the mistaken conviction that we now live in a post-racial America.

With regards to things like this (from a display case at a Barnes and Noble in Florida)

Or these “drunken negro face” cookies baked in honor of the Obama presidency

or of course, this now infamous cartoon

I have to agree with what my friend Carl has already posted.