America’s race obsession is never-ending

Rarely has anyone blown their public reputation to smithereens as bizarrely as Michael Richards did about two weeks ago.

2nd December, 2006

Rarely has anyone blown their public reputation to smithereens as bizarrely as Michael Richards did about two weeks ago.

Richards is - or was - much beloved here in the US for playing Cosmo Kramer in the sitcom, Seinfeld. The show ran for nine years from 1989, becoming one of the most successful sitcoms ever. The oddball played by Richards was an integral part of its popularity.

Since Seinfeld ended, Richards has largely toiled away in...

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