First thought: No.
Second thought: Nice try for the new "Ebony and Ivory" and ending up somewhere around Weird Al.
Third thought: This is some deep Southern Apologist mess. "Let bygones be bygones?" We can't even get Texas to produce accurate textbooks about what actually happened during slavery and the Civil Rights Movement.
Fourth thought: LOL @ LL Cool J name dropping "Django." Although in this version it would be "Django, Those Chains Aren't So Bad And This Happened SO Long Ago So Let's Just Forget About It." Counter argument: Every member of my family over 55 who is from the South still remembers Jim Crow because they lived through it. How are you supposed to get over really horrible messed up stuff that happened to you? Not your ancestors, but you? Not some guy a hundred years ago, but you, thirty years ago? And it's not like it was all smooth sailing or anything once Jim Crow died. There was a "body count" to kill that thing, you know. Perhaps you recall the 1960s and all those church burnings and assassinations?
Fifth thought: This is the definition of "false equivalency." Dealing with people rightly being offended by the Confederate Flag you're wearing is not on par with systematic and institutionalize racial discrimination that still goes on in parts of America TO THIS DAY. Like, these poor kids trying to finally INTEGRATE THEIR PROM IN 2013.
Sixth thought: This is what happens when you're offline for most of the day fixing an elaborate Italian dinner. You miss all the good Twitter dirt.
H/T my friend Dr. Jason Johnson who texted me this shit about how LL Cool J probably is going to get dropped from some greatest rappers lists for this "Dear Mr. White Man" line.