This quote, from the truly excellent movieĀ Dear White People, so very succinctly explains this basic concept that seems to elude most of us Americans.

Next time someone spouts some bullshit about King Obama or reverse racism, just repeat this calmly and clearly.

And seriously, this movie is awesome. If you haven’t already seen it, please do watch it at your earliest convenience. It is that beautiful, rare mix of entertaining and important.