Seinfeld's Kramer is a RacistMichael Richards who is best known as Jerry Seinfeld's wacky neighbor Kramer was at the Laugh Factory doing a stand up routine when he was being heckled by a black man. He retaliated by calling that man the n word. You can see the video of the incident at TMZ.com.
I guess it's better that racists come out in the open, on the one hand. But I also think that conservatives have cultivated a society where racism and bigotry are acceptable, especially during the last decade or so. They kept it mostly underground and in code words in the past, now more and more people are having public outbursts like this. I'm not saying that Richards is a Republican, what I am saying is that those in power do affect the rest of society and what is and is not acceptable. Conservatives in general and Republicans specifically have made hate of many groups not only acceptable but almost mandatory...Muslims and Arabs; immigrants, especially Mexicans; gay people; blacks; Europeans; the poor including the working poor; hell, just about anyone who isn't rich, white, and American.
See Pam's take on this over at Pam's House Blend: I never watched Seinfeld anyway.
Oh and much thanks also to our allies who deride PC in the name of freedom of speech, you idiots. In case you can't figure it out, here is how freedom of speech works, some moron spews racial epithets (his free speech), and I can tell him he's a fucking racist pig (my free speech). Feel free to add your opinion to the mix (free speech for everyone!). No one is censoring anyone. Free speech allows us to shout down racist idiots, it's not censorship, since there is no state involvement.
Read Kai's excellent essay on political correctness for some history and reasons why the politically incorrect crowd are misguided and just plain wrong.
Update: Kai has more, White Supremacy By Any Other Name. Oooooooh it's a good one.