I am a white man. I will never know what it is like to be a black man. No amount of makeup, contrived scenarios or specified directed taunting will ever allow me to know what it is like to be born and raised as a black man.
That being said, I don't need to be black or any other skin color, national origin or religion to know racism.
Recently Lebron James was the victim of racism at his Brentwood estate. Jason Whitlock felt the need to minimize the impact the racial epithet had on James. Of course, his reasoning is that the words did not 'really' impact James since he paid some people to wipe away words which he never actually saw. He implied that James' (and his own) wealth shielded him from experiencing racism.
Jason Whitlock was more wrong than he can ever know.
The problem, as Whitlock seems remiss to acknowledge, is that he is conflating two terms, racism and bias. To be biased is to have