Race is a role in his musical, so they are including it in the story. See how that works? How would you write the article so that race doesn't play a role? And your "real racists" comment is brain-dead stupid.
His dad would roll over in his grave because his son denounced white supremacy? That comments reflects the deplorable state of today's "conservatives."
You'd have a good point if anything you said was true: https://www.cnn.com/2015/04/28/politics/obama-baltimore-violent-protests/index.html https://www.politico.com/story/2015/03/obama-ferguson-reaction-doj-115839
Notice how Thomas wants to give Trump credit, but names no policies that Trump enacted that correlated to the better unemployment numbers and economy growth. And Trump's tax cuts shamelessly benefited the super wealthy with only crumbs for the rest of us, all at the expense of exploding our debt.