<div class="quote_poster">Quoting Fiyah:</div><div class="quote_post">I understand where you are coming from. A few racist remarks from someone in the crowd close enough for Stephen Jackson to hear doesn't make Utah a racist state. BUT... to deny that Utah may have more bigotry than most other states in the US is simply denial on your part. Utah is the state home of the Mormon religion which, up until the late 60s was unapologetically racist towards blacks. They conveniently changed that tune when things started changing in the US after the Civil Rights movement. These players play in so many different cities in different states night in and night out and yet Jackson seems to be pointing a finger at Utah specifically does tell you something. Utah isn't racist... and Utah fans, for the most part aren't racist either... but is it possible that Utah has a higher concentration of racists than most other states and that this is reflected in the fans at the games? Most def.</div> Utah may or may not be completely racist. The point I was making is that having a high concentration of white people does not mean that most of the state is intolerant towards minorities. There are so many other factors that make people racist. <div class="quote_poster">Quoting Fiyah:</div><div class="quote_post">Are you saying that religion has had no connection to racism and bigotry over the years? Akira may have made a radical statement... but is it even partially true to an extent?</div> No, I'm not saying anything like that. What I did say is that calling an entire religion (and country) "ignorant, narrow minded, hateful, war-mongering, aggressive, and racist" and then denouncing the person who directed those racial insults at Jackson is ridiculously hypocritical.