The US is quite ok on moral matters (such as racism or torture or war-mongering) because on any scale where morals are conceived as relative, the US looks sort of fine.
Did anyone actually SAY that the US is especially racist? Or is that in someone's fevered imagination?
I would be very surprised to see that accusation levelled against the US - I would have thought it a country that has demonstrated an extraordinary ability to absorb people from all over, pretty damned well, for some time.
And - in terms of its institutionalized racism against African Americans in the past - again, I would have thought the US had addressed that in its normal very public way as well as any country can be expected to do.
I do not know against what country one would be comparing the US in calling it racist?
Sorry, it would be a bit tough for an Australian to decipher the post as it was written in the esoteric SACC - Standard American Conservative Code. In this language, "moral relativism" means liberal, or non-biblical, or leftist, or defying tradition, or way too horny depending on the adjacent noun or noun phrase. As you can likely infer, the usage is associated with derogation and implies that whomsoever or whatsoever the label is attached to has misplaced or sold cheap their moral compass and now sails quite adrift of the good and the true.
There is an important exception to this standard usage, however, and it was this exceptional case to which I pointed. To wit, in SACC when this exceptional case is invoked, "moral relativism" is turned fanny over teacup and becomes a term accompanied by rousing cheers and happy rouge-faced baby smiles and choirs of angels. Examples were alluded to above; ie torture, racism, war-mongering when the agency is American. In the case of such examples, SACC invokes the full positive powers of "moral relativism". Torture is no longer bad, you see. Racism, if it can be found anywhere else in this sector of the galaxy, becomes merely evidence of why America ought to be held still the most graced of nations lynchings not withstanding.