I think this board is taking on a racist tone. The obsession with Al Sharpton and Jessie Jackson, the accusations of a double standard, one poster even said "blacks are pissing me off," another digs up a horrific case of black on white crime, another posts a story about football players raping a woman and asks us to guess the color of the football players. We can't go on like this. If you want to talk race in these terms, it will have to be discussed elsewhere. The implications in these posts are terribly offensive, even if they're not meant that way. We can all post stories about black on white crime, white on black crime, black victims of white justice, whites getting a bum deal from the media, and so on, but one or two stories do not reflect what's going on in the nation. A single miscarriage of justice, like with the Duke boys, does not mean that everywhere there are miscarriages of justice. A single instance of the press failing to do its job does not mean that the press always fails to do its job. We have strong disagreements on this issue, but we have to find a way to move forward, or else I see no way for this forum to continue to abide by the rules that Ian wants. The number of personal attacks and of race baiting comments by both sides is really out of hand. I suggest we move onto other topics before we do harm to the forum. I for one will no longer participate in any of the current threads threads that address race issues.