I was watching "Key and Peele" on Comedy Central a little while ago, and they toss around some dialogue before the skits they perform.

During one part, they said something that rang so true to my ears, (to paraphrase) "The easiest way to rile up a white person is to call them a racist, not a redneck or a honky, but a racist."

Well, I'll be damned if that ain't true.
- Seek first to understand, then to be understood.
- Character is how you treat those who can do nothing for you.