Race race race. I don't understand how we are still so obsessed with race. When talking about schools people tell us what percentage of blacks are doing this and what percentage of whites are doing that. (we don't EVER mention the Asians though) Didn't we integrate schools? Can't we just give an overall dropout rate?
And for the record: Mexican is not a race. It is a nationality. Baby Gabriel is not "half-Mexican." He is half-hispanic. And maybe I'm 1/56 Irish but that doesn't give me any cultural ties to Ireland. Why do we count percentage points when it comes to racial background? Half this, quarter that, how about 100% American? (American is not a race as they don't let me check that on my census form.)
Attention opponents of illegal immigration: please do not preface your opposition to lawbreakers by stating that "this isn't about race." That would be like me prefacing anything I said about football with "this isn't about flying saucers." If the two have nothing to do with each other then it's a complete non-sequitur and doesn't need to be said.
You may think you need to be on the defensive against the charge of racism but only if you also you think you need to be on the defensive against the charge that you have seen UFO's when talking about football. (I sure am glad that my political party isn't having issues with that one)