The barrier of race relations will never be melted until both sides realize they have nothing to fear from the other side.
That is never going to happen as long as the likes of Mayor Nutter perpetuate that divide by seeing hatred where there is none.
And it isn't going to be miraculously cured by the likes of sweet "Jen" in this story by pretending there aren't problems.
East is East, and West is West; and never the twain shall meet.
Perhaps we should just learn to be civil, rather than trying to pretend we are like one another.
Western European's have their culture; Mexicans have their culture; Blacks have their culture; Orientals have their culture.
It's OKAY to have different cultures. It's amazing what you can learn from sharing different cultures with others. We have such a pot so ready for that experience! Always have had.
What's NOT okay is to submit to lawless, crimminal behavior on ANY level; no matter the race or creed. THAT is descrimination, and leads to nothing but a country divided.
We are a country based on LAWS; not man, not the amount of pigmant in your skin, not on hair color, not on the religion you follow;
Learn it. Live it. Love it.
Makes a great country!!!!