hurt my ego? no,, concern me about future yes. discussion about racial profiling? that has been going on for years,, on every TV program, talk show, media hype and fake stories. Every year racial had improved until the Obamas got in the White House. However attacks on white males are on their way up and have been for years. 20 years ago in a meeting a 40 year old woman told a 23 year old male, "we have been putting up with it for hundreds of years, how does it feel?" my reply was he is 23 and had nothing to do with it, besides your not 100 years old. The next year at a regional meeting we were told promotions would go to minorities first. Which in our company equated to women. To fill quotas the company had started fast tracking women already for many years. Fast forward to now,,, more women in college, more women in jobs, more women in congress and still less women in military and hard labor jobs.
In my opinion, 9/11 did more to worsen race relations. If the Bush administration focused on bringing bin laden to justice instead of starting wars in Iraq and Afghanistan we could've had closure. Instead the right wing stoked fear of islam. And the left wing didn't want wars for oil. Add a black president with a muslim name to the mix and refugees from war torn countries...voila, tribalism.