In response to the whitewashing of a mural in Prescott, Arizona, Roger Ebert wrote a thoughtful piece about racism for the Chicago Sun-Times, titled How do they get to be that way? He talks about our society, the way it has evolved, the way it continues to evolve, and the way hate and fear can still take hold. Makes you think.
Thank you John Scalzi for the link. Here is the latest story in The Arizona Republic about the incident.