In an interview with CNSNews.com, Tom Hanks further explained–but stood by his statement–that the Pacific theater of World War II was a war of “racism and terror.”
He also said,
“I’d like to think that as our time has gone by and as Americans have found themselves in 2010, ignorance is being replaced by a certain amount of enlightenment and racism is going to be replaced eventually by an acceptance. It’s just taking an awfully long time.”
A good reply to this has been given by Michael van der Galien:
“I’d like to think,” Tom? Is there any doubt in your mind that America has, for the largest part, overcome racism? A black man was voted into the White House, for God’s sake. What more proof do you need to understand that racism is, by large, a thing of the past?
What to say about the rest (war of racism and terror, etc.)? Nothing but silence, this time.