From what I understand of the The Toledo Blade's editorial (opinion piece) Reason as Racism by Anonymous is that anytime The Right says something that The Left doesn't like, The Left immediately begins a finger pointing and name calling session, and the first accusation is racism.
This has a good deal of truth to it. Other names, such as homophobe, misogynist, pedophile, and misandrist are also quite popular. That last may be stretching it a bit.
The trouble is that if The Left calls someone (Left, Right, or Indifferent) a lying, misogynistic homophobe, several things happen. SJWs immediately take up the cry like a pack of starved hounds in a Gravy Train commercial, the victim is forced to deny the accusation no matter how untrue it might be, and the accuser is immune to the application of that particular label on himself. The victim is immediately judged to be guilty without the slightest attempt at thought or reason, and the tar and feathers are hauled out.
Such is human nature. For instance, put twelve adults in a room and tell them that they have two hours to elect a leader, and there is absolutely no guarantee that they'll succeed. One thing you can be sure of is that they'll pick one person to hate. Don't take my word for it; just ask one of the attorneys on TT.
I actually read Shame by Grant Oliphant, President of The Heinz Endowments and Maxwell King, President & CEO of The Pittsburgh Foundation. The authors (if they really did write it, which I tend to doubt) are not in agreement with The Blade's opinion, and do their level best to mount a persuasive counter attack. They're largely preaching to the choir here, and they have a long way to go before they come close to persuading me - or anyone else with an open, rational mind.
They castigate President Trump for his undiplomatic comment about shithole countries, and how we, the United States, doesn't want immigrants or refugees from these countries. Here is Trump's list of shithole countries, arranged alphabetically for your convenience:
Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo-Brazzaville, Congo-Kinshasa, Cote d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Haiti, Honduras, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, São Tomé and Príncipe, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Western Sahara, Zambia, Zimbabwe
I've never been to any of these places, but I know a few people who have, and Trump is right. These countries are hell holes, and if you want to go visit, you're on your own.
It's pointless for me to argue any further, but here's something I discovered written by someone who knows what she's talking about. Point your browser at What I Learned in the Peace Corps in Africa: Trump Is Right by Karin McQuillan.
Three weeks after college, I flew to Senegal, West Africa, to run a community center in a rural town. Life was placid, with no danger, except to your health. That danger was considerable, because it was, in the words of the Peace Corps doctor, "a fecalized environment."
And now I believe I'm fashionably late for Happy Hour.