the truth is, I have no idea. But I know I don't want to leave the decision up to Jamelle Bouie, because as far as he and the partisans like him are concerned, any fact I take notice of that doesn't involve shoveling a few hundred billion more dollars down the Democrat vote buying machine is immoral. If you're like me, and you are unable to filter your every observation of reality through a liberal purification process, you might want to think about this.
As far as I'm concerned, it's perfectly moral to take as much notice as you like of any FACT. It would only be immoral to misunderstand that fact. So for instance if I were to say that on average, blacks have an IQ 15 points lower than whites, that would be a fact. If I were to say that because Jamelle Bouie is black, he must have an IQ 15 points lower than a white man, that would not only be factually incorrect, it would also be immoral.
If you want to say something about an individual member of a group, you need to recognize that their membership in that group may not have any bearing on the specific "content of their character". And the same is true the other way. If an individual was so obsessed with race that they were unable to see any of the other issues, you could not extrapolate and assume that every member of his demographic group also feels exactly the same way.
In this case, and by the standards of modern racism, two conclusions can be drawn from this simple bit of logic:
1. Not every single member of the black Community is unabashedly racist against white people.
2. Jamelle Bouie is a completely immoral racist.