I think I’ve said this before but the thing I dislike most about Jesse Jackson – and there’s a lot to dislike – is that he pretends to be on the side of minorities, at least implicitly by the name Rainbow Coalition. Please. He’s all about African-American issues, and could care less about anything else. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. Just call it what it is.

So here’s my question. American Pastoral has a similar story about how a neighborhood gets more black and the whites leave in the name of safety and the blacks just call it racism. My question is, why is it that it becomes less safe? Is there an objective way to answer this without being racist?