A columnist/commentator pointed out in a recent release that Attorney General Eric Holder DID NOT say the cowards he referenced were 'white'.
He said 'we'....Americans.
The knee-jerk reaction of the objectors...typically 'white'...ASSUMED...the 'Americans' were 'white'.
Implicit in that ASSUME is that 'Americans' are 'white'.
As 'K41' says, 'white' is the default definition of 'American'.
I was not paying attention.
So...I made the ASSUMPTION too.
I've have GOT TO rid of those societal blinders I am burdened with.