Tell it like it is. Racism is deeply ingrained in the American psyche, which is so fragile it cannot confront the Confederacy for the horror it really was, the theft of land for mineral rights from sovereign Indian nations (all gone now!), and the never-mentioned-except-for-the-Alamo theft of vast parts of Mexico. The US is the story of successes based on incredible windfalls in the form of free land, free labor, free resources, and later, free brain power from mass immigration following WWII, and now, the shale oil boom. But to hear a white man tell it, it was all hard work by good Christian Billy Bob down on the chicken farm. Riiight.