And to return to an unpleasant point, Confucius must mention again that, in our insular egotism, Americans of goodwill tend to assume everyone is as anti-racist as we are. When nothing of the sort is the case. Not least in China. This is not in the least to suggest that America should not put its accomplished black citizens front and center—we should. But we must realize that tribalistic bigotry is universal—and likely hardwired in our evolved-in-small-kin-group-hominid psyches—and take appropriate action. If China slights Barack Obama, we must push back especially hard, lest contempt for blacks compound their contempt for him as an individual or for America in general.