In my experience, a lot of Americans have a sense that America is generally more racist than tEurope. Or, at the very least, that they have a unique history of racism and thus must make up for it. Well, take a look at this – Belgium has banned women from wearing burkas in public. If any American politician proposed banning burkas in public places people would (rightly) be up in arms saying it was a violation of freedom of religion and expression. Meanwhile, analysts say that Belgium’s ban is paving the way for France and other countries to do the same (the French President has said that burkas are “not welcome” in his country”).