Originally Posted by sugarkang
I don't know what you mean. I also don't see why asking for evidence is horrible.
I am saying that aside from whether claiming a black friend is the right thing to do, is not practical in terms of the stated goal of convincing people that one isn't a racist. If someone is predisposed to believe the accusation, they are not going to be dissuaded by claims of a black friend. If someone isn't so predisposed, there's no need to convince them. Either way, the black friend does nothing to reduce the odds of people believing one is a racist.