Firstly, I'm not ''white,'' I'm Italian and Middle Eastern, and secondly, I mentioned that I hadn't read through the entire thread, so I didn't read these references. But, if this is what Seattle posted, why is he saying this? Is it out of hate or ignorance? I've read Seattle's posts over the years, and he doesn't seem hateful. But, he seems like he lives a charmed life as a straight, white guy, and simply doesn't understand for lack of a better word, how deep racism runs in the US. It may be in part, that he doesn't see how privileged he is, and that privilege has given him more opportunities, simply by sheer luck. His posts (not only in this thread) have an air of nonchalance, in that he honestly doesn't see all the strife of those of color around him. Almost like a person walking through a war torn town, bombs going off all around him/her, and because they have headphones on listening to their favorite tunes, they can't hear the explosions. Do you wish for him to be banned?