In his sermon, talking to white people about racism, something that he had previously sworn off doing, John Metta explains the nuances of present day racism. “Racism is the fact that “White” means “normal” and that anything else is different. . . . Once you let yourself see it, it’s there all the time. . . . The system was made for White people, so White people don’t have to think about living in it.”  He goes on to say, “Living every single day with institutionalized racism and then having to argue its very existence, is tiring, and saddening, and angering. Yet if we express any emotion while talking about it, we’re tone policed, told we’re being angry. . . . The entire discussion of race in America centers around the protection of White feelings. . . . Racism is so deeply embedded in this country not because of the racist right-wing radicals who practice it openly, it exists because of the silence and hurt feelings of liberal America.”