I had someone once try to tell me that they weren't racist against Muslims because they're friends with me. Now you see, it doesn't work like that.
One of the lamest excuses any one tries to pull for why they're not racist or don't harbor any ill-feelings towards a particular group is, "but my best friend is Black/Hispanic/Dutch." Look, the only way to solving a problem is admitting you have one. And in my opinion, everyone's at least a little bit racist.
Hell, my parents are ethnically Albanian, and I get racist towards Albanians sometimes too; I stereotype my people all day about how much they love Adidas and Mercedes.
Yes, I realize it's crappy, but that doesn't mean I settle for it. I admit that it's wrong of me to think this way and I'm actively trying to change it. But I don't delude myself into thinking that just because I'm ethnically Albanian that I can't be racist against my own people, because I totally am.
So if you think you can't be racist towards a certain ethnic group just because you're friends with a member of that group, then you're sadly mistaken.
Charles found himself in some hot water when he made a pretty gross statement when he quipped that "All Africa has is Ebola".
You can check out the Affinity Magazine interview here and the poster up top is right; he was totally railroaded for what he said. Was it just a bad joke that went too far? Or do you think the hate he's getting is justified?