Polite racism is a lot worse, it seems to this old white fart. Nice enough so people can lie to themselves 24/7 about who they really are, what they really think. You wouldn’t think so and don’t have to believe me, but I’ve lived a situation or two (overseas) in which I became invisible, really invisible to other people. That small taste gave me a small peek into what must be a really tiresome reality for black people in the US. BTW, I’ll just finish by saying that winning WWII was, in this regard, very bad for the US. They got to put a shiny medal on their chests, all the while continuing to speak and act in many ways as bad or worse than their foes, so no soul-searching, just the opposite.