On this blog I have defended Ron Paul against what I felt were unfair allegations of racism. It could be considered hypocritical of me not to do the same for Barack Obama.
We all go throughout life developing relationships with other from all walks of life. Some of them, though they might be outwardly friendly towards you, may make negative and unfair remarks about people of other races. You can either choose to remain friends with this person while disagreeing with his racist remarks. Or you can sever all ties with this person. If all non-racists choose the second option, all racists will continue to surround themselves with those who share and reinforce their hateful beliefs. You don't teach a man to love by hating him.