RobK: The basic problem with the approach to race relations has been the strategy of attacking whites as being bad and privileged. To move the country forward we need the support of all and to negatively single out one group the chances are you are not going to have the support of that group. To help groups that have suffered you need to focus on the problems those groups have had and appeal to all to help. Americans have always tried to help those who are genuinely in need, but if you constantly are blaming one segment of society, how are you going to get their support? To improve race relations we need to get past our focus on race and instead focus on our common unifying traits as Americans. Whites do need to recognize the public image of being white has historically had advantages that are not always earned. Blacks do need to recognize that as long as crime rates in black communities are significantly higher than the rest of the country, there will be a higher level of police scrutiny and a negative perception that many within the community do not deserve. As long as one group feels they are being blamed and singled out, they will circle the wagons and refuse to look at their own flaws and want to blame others instead. I don't know how to fix the problem as a whole, but I know it has to start with individuals and groups looking at the positives and negatives of themselves before pointing fingers at others.