Dearborn, Mi has a well-earned historical reputation for anti-black racism committed by honkies. Dearborn borders Detroit, is one of the world's original "subburbs" and is home to Ford Motor Company. Up to thirty years ago, blacks faced all manner of racism in attempts to eat at restaurants, attend school, or purchase homes. Today blacks compose a huge, noticable fraction of retail customers in Dearborn, and Arab immigrants comprose a majority of residents and students.
Yesterday in a Dearborn fancy grocery store I saw two people seperately obtain a cup of soup, go pay for it, and return to the soup area to consume it. The first person was a woman dressed in typical Ford professional attaire. The second was a man in a shirt and tie. The man got hassled by two different sets of employees, demanding proof that he had paid for his soup. Nobody hassled the woman. Guess the "races" of the two soup eaters.
OK, I'll just tell you. The woman is an Indian, and the man is me, a honkey. Something like this happens to all of us once or twice a year. The difference is that when it happens to a black person in 2006, we very often get a charge of racism.