Great piece. Especially the “all white people are racist” part. In fact, I might even broaden that statement to “all adult people are racist” because it becomes impossible as we grow out of childhood not to form biases about others based on race — and that includes positive biases.
As a white male I try to observe and then to forgive my own racism (and sexism) when I become conscious of it. I’m not going to curl up in a ball, but want to at least try to live out a better version of the world.
The self serving PR of the Red Sox was a typical reaction. When people say “this is not who we are” you can be damn sure they mean “this is who we are, and we’re really embarrassed it came out again.”