The "Dispatches from a "Post-Racial" America" series has been highlighting actual events that demonstrate the continued pervasiveness of racism in America. This is necessary because far too many people deny racism's omnipresence, or deny that race even matters anymore. And you can't solve a problem if you don't believe there is a problem.
This week, the 'dispatches' are uniquely special because well-known people - some notorious, others noble - are telling you how important race is in this country and to themselves.
You're getting it straight, no chaser.
I can almost hear the Church Lady from "Saturday Night Live" fame replying to them with her famous retort: "Well isn't that special?"
So just click on the links beneath the quotes below to be awed (or appalled) by the honesty.
From the now infamous Texas Rancher, Cliven Bundy, who believes African-Americans would be better off as slaves. Read more here!
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor gives White High Court majority a lashing on race after controversial decision. Read more here!
A team owner in a predominantly black sport who doesn't like black people all that much - and he's not ashamed to say it! Hear his own words here!