ROSE NOLEN: No race, culture or religion owns America

Tuesday, September 7, 2010 | 12:01 a.m. CDT

COLUMBIA — I can vaguely remember when it was considered impolite to bring up politics or religion in public discussions. That, of course, was during the time when there was such a thing as appropriate and inappropriate behavior and being well-brought up was considered a social grace and people cared about things like that.