Unfortunately for liberals, there is no racism in America. There's more cholera in America than there is racism.

- Ann Coulter

If only that statement by the Fox News commentator were true. Instead, though great strides have been made, bias based on race, ethnicity, or religion remains a reality in America.

Most reasonable people knew that before Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling - whom the NBA declared banned for life Tuesday - told his mistress not to bring black people to Clippers games.

They knew it before antigovernment Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy mused that "Negros" might have been "better off as slaves."

Which makes it even harder to accept the Supreme Court's recent ruling that college affirmative action programs are no longer needed. Not only does past racism continue to have an impact on people's lives; so does current discrimination.