Bravo to Kareem Abdul Jabbar for his viewpoint. He is spot on with his opinion as far as I am concerned. There have been many opinions out there since this whole “scandal” of racial remarks came out. Many have very valid points but I think he puts it in a more complete perspective. Please take time to click and read the link. You can judge yourself.
I agree it is astonishing that people are acting so surprised. Racism, unfortunately, is still very much alive (just still well hidden). I experience it were I work as a woman in a male dominated field regularly, not only for my skin color but as a woman as well.
I could go into many examples and experiences but I won’t. Not now anyway. Kareem said it right on point.