You think we have it bad in US, and no doubt Obama stirring the stick has made black/white relations much worse during his term in office. But you should see what is going on in Republic of South Africa. My sister is Boer, meaning she descended from the Dutch. She has lived a rough, tough life. I won't pretend to know the history, this is not that kind of topic for me. Boer - Wikipedia I get the idea that things have changed in RSA recently, that the whites had the upper hand, but there was a change, a rebellion? A change in government? I don't know. It's on Wikipedia. My current bitch about the situation is that blacks are attacking whites, and in most cases no prosecution or retribution. Being white in SA really sucks. Sis has a degree in Pharmacology but the job pays shit. Right now she is stuck as mom-at-home because her son is only 10 years old, and mischievous at that. Her daughter is 15 and can be trusted to come home and do her homework but her son can't, and daughter is too young to baby sit son, so sis is stuck as a stay-at-home mother. Keep in mind that sis is incredibly talented. She moved from pharmacist onto the stock trading floor where she met her current husband and they had her son together. (Daughter from previous failed marriage.) For her to sit at home is a crime! Her life desire is to start an herbal remedy store. Just one thing: In modern RSA there is a law that all business must be at least 40% black owned! The hell? The store I envision is a one person operation. She's gotta pay some useless black person 40% of her earnings just for the right to run that store? You think we have it bad? What if we had laws like that? We already ate it with reverse discrimination, but this takes RD to a whole new level. Sis thinks she has a way to get a silent partner that won't suck 40% of her profits and no working for it. Now tell me we have it bad in America.