I thus deeply apologize, to my readers, my colleagues, my students, and the world, for the pain and hurt that I've caused. I apologize especially to African Americans. I was too slow to see how what I said could suggest ill racial intent. I say this not to excuse myself, but to explain. I will work to learn from my mistake and become more sensitive to the concerns that I neglected here. I welcome suggestions for training programs, readings, and other appropriate activities.
Racism, especially when institutionalized, is a grave injustice. I want no association whatsoever with racist acts or attitudes. So again, I deeply apologize to anyone I've hurt, and I promise to work hard to keep this from happening again.