Posting "I agree!" in response to a black person who just said "I hate niggers" (or who quoted someone else saying it and voiced her own agreement with it) is not different than saying it yourself. And prefacing or postfacing this statement with a disclaimer that of course you're not racist is convincing absolutely no one who has even the slightest, faintest concept of there being any such thing as racism at all.
(Note: The original poster later reconsidered some of what she had written. Good for her, and good for anyone who encouraged her to do so. Not good for the racists who encouraged her and will undoubtedly continue encouraging in the other direction.)
I wonder how many degrees of LiveJournal separation there are between me and the scary people posting over there. I sure hope it's a lot.
Thanks to cacahuate for pointing it out to me and ranting appropriately, far more articulately than I did.
Other good MLK posts today:
Cartoon posted by cacahuate
Quotes posted by ellenore
Contemplation of hero-worship posted by sammka