Finally someone has done something smart about race relations.
Ryan White, John Messner and Charles Cuny, students at Northern Colorado University, decided to protest a local high school's designation as the Fighting Reds not by getting mad, but by getting famous.
"Our objective," they write on their Web site, was to make a straightforward statement using humor." And in that vein, they're calling their intramural basketball team "The Fighting Whiteys," slogan: "Everythang's going to be all white."
They've also produced a logo, which you see, cranked out t- shirts, set up a scholarship fund, and got massive publicity. Well, good for them.
Racial harmony is not hard. It's a matter of common sense. Treat people like what they are: people. Don't discriminate on the basis of skin color, don't obsess, and don't devote all your waking hours to made-up grievances and causes of action.
The Fighting Whiteys have come up with a most potent elixir for human harmony, one that is almost always absent from racial politics.
That magic potion is laughter.