I won't. I'll let Dom respond himself; that will be more thoughtful than anything I could ever say on the subject anyway. But I can, however, respond to this little dribble of ad hominem nonsense:
You obviously aren't capable of having a reasonable conversation.
If name calling is such a horrible problem for you, then you obviously weren't taught any coping mechanisms growing up. I suggest you lighten up or you are going to be miserable for the rest of your life.
I am perfectly capable of having a reasonable conversation. I have done so time and again, even with people with whom I fundamentally disagree. On these boards, Simulcast comes to mind, since he and I couldn't be more different in our views of capitalism, and yet repeatedly we can converse about it without resorting to cheap jabs and glib remarks; I'd even go so far as to consider him my friend, at least insofar as our AP interactions are concerned. Similarly, I used to get into heated arguments with users about things like religion and yet now some of the people with whom I had the most serious disagreements are some of the users with whom I have the best relationships on here.
The problem is not a matter of coping, it's a matter of grasping the issues at stake, here. Name calling is completely different from the racism we are talking about. When I was in kindergarten, I picked my nose once and someone saw it and for the rest of the year (and it even bled over into first grade, a few people keeping it going as long as fifth or sixth grade) I had a pretty annoying nickname. At first I hated it, someone even made me cry. However, I wouldn't for a second think that my treatment was anywhere near that of someone who has to deal with the fact that people truly believe he is a priori inferior because of the color of his skin.