According to Wikipedia, a meaning of the word “race-baiting” is:
The use of any language or actions perceived to be for the purpose of exploiting weaknesses in persons who can be identified as members of certain groups, or to reinforce a group’s perceived victimhood…. Many people who practice race baiting often believe in racism, or have an interest in making the group believe that racism is what motivates the actions of others.
A white reporter of NBC, a television network with all-white news anchors, did just that yesterday. Reporter Kelly O’Donnell asks a black man at a TEA Party tax protest, “There aren’t a lot of African-Americans at these events. Have you ever felt… uncomfortable?”
Now, why would O’Donnell ask such a question? Seems to me this white woman is the one who’s racist. All she sees in the man, whose name is Darryl Postell, is his skin color instead of his humanity.
Postell’s answer is perfect: “No, no, these are my people. Americans!”
Mr. Postell, we on FellowshipOfMinds send you our warm wishes and love.