Who says that racism doesn't exist

I'm here blogging at Morgan State University. This time around it is the Republicans discussing black issues.

Talk show host Tom Joyner started off the night with a straw man: that some pretend that racism doesn't exist.

I hear plenty of people saying that racism doesn't exist, that some pretend racism doesn't exist. But the people who say that the most often are the people who say there are others saying that racism doesn't exist. Is there anyone serious who actually says that racism doesn't exist?

The issue isn't whether or not racism doesn't exist--rather, is it still an actual barrier to progress? If you're a student living in a lousy neighborhood attending a lousy school, then the issue of racism is just a rumor as you try to make it through this world...