Racism is by no means limited to a few isolated individuals, as the pox on this country has spread to all corners of the United States, as proven by the shockingly racist letter Los Angeles Lakers owner Jeanie Buss received on Monday.
Buss shared a letter written by a racist, sexist Lakers "fan" who renounced his fandom after 60 years, calling current Laker players the n-word. He also told Buss to "go to hell and join Kobe Bryant" in one of the most repulsive things you'll read all year.
Even after reading that letter over a dozen times, it's still unbelievable that someone could manage to be so horrifically offensive. The way the letter starts only makes it all worse.
While "Joe" did waste his time sending this letter, accomplishing nothing except showing what a vile human being he is, he is unfortunately emblematic of how virulent and bold racist expression has become in this country, and how any potential movement, person, or organization that looks to stamp out racism is worthing throwing your time, money, or support behind.
Some might be quick to write "Joe" off as pond scum that isn't worth the time of day, but those who spew this kind of rhetoric deserve to be publicly shamed anywhere and everywhere. Talking like this, especially about the recently and tragically deceased, is simply beyond the pale.