Fortunately, the complacent middle-class part of me has never been allowed to take over. The only reasonable explanation doesn't paint a very pretty picture of the current state of civil liberties in the United States of America.
In Atlanta, a downtown building (a rather condemned-looking Medical Arts centre, or whatnot, on Peachtree Street) sported the words "WHITE POWER" and "SAVE THE WHITE RACE". The racist fucks responsible are probably still out there spraypaintin'. In St. Paul, they're arresting kids for walking down the street. And then asking them if they're Somali.
I mean -- really, USA? Really?