Like clockwork I am often asked: "Why do we talk about race at all?" And my answer is always the same: The only things we hate talking about are the things we fear.
Uh, no. I don't fear reality TV but I hate it when a woman at work wants to talk about American Idol or, worse, The Bachelor.
I don't fear those shows, I just find them boring.
I used to hate to be around this woman who just retired because all she ever talked about was celebrity gossip and it was always about these D-list celebrities. There's something very dull about a 64-year-old woman obsessed with teen stars.
I didn't fear it.
So, Gwen, you need to change your "always the same" answer because it's not correct.
This is C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"