A lot of you guys seem to, fairly quickly, equate me saying that I understand something with me agreeing with it. @14ledo81 for example. I didn't say that the Native American kid with hatred towards white people is RIGHT, I said I could understand it.
There is an enormous difference there.
Look, I obviously didn't help my cause any by trying to continue to argue it, so I'll go back to basics and leave it at that:
If any of you guys think that Jay-Z wearing a 5% necklace is on the same level as Donald Sterling's comments, or even a hypothetical famous white guy wearing a KKK symbol or Nazi symbol in public, then I don't know what to tell you. It's not the same, it's not even close to the same, and it will not be for a very long time, if ever.
It is the same though, a symbol of racism worn by someone means the same thing regardless of who is wearing it. It's not the same thing as saying "I harbor feelings of ill-will and resentment" it's saying "I/We are superior to you". I think I understand you mean you sympathize with the fact that minorities may have feelings of anger/resentment towards whites, but what you are saying doesn't really match that. You are giving any minority a free pass to wear/say/express racist or hateful ideals, which does not go well with the idea of equality. Either everyone is held to the same standard or nobody should be held to that standard.