According to a recent New York Times-CBS News poll, two-thirds of Americans believe that race relations are “generally good.” Some may argue that an election season that ended with this country’s first African-American president created an atmosphere in which Americans finally felt comfortable enough to begin a dialogue about race in this country. Then again, there’s this:

Furniture! Of course, that’s the real source of our new found racial harmony. It makes me wonder if racism stems from a misunderstanding that people of color don’t enjoy sitting comfortably.

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