Attorney General Eric Holder said Sunday that, for some critics of the Obama administration, 'there’s a racial animus.' The angry response from the right could point to the need for more understanding on both sides.
Gordimer wrote about the oppression of the South African apartheid regime and was behind such works as 'Burger's Daughter' and 'The Conservationist.'
Inflammatory words about race or sexuality can fan public outrage and even result in professional sacking. Some say America must be sure to protect free speech rights. Others cite need for civil society.