Having clean-cut uniforms and haircuts made Nazis look successful & modern. They weren't the backwoods hicks people associated with racism.
But we have this weird cultural assumption that modernity, sophistication, and money destroys racist beliefs. Newsflash: they don't.
What this MJ writer doesn't realize is how much clothes, alpine sports, and haircuts were a part of Nazism. The ideology was a lifestyle.
Today I saw a presidential candidate talk about Muslim registration, and a mayor praise Japanese internment during WWII. Good God, America.
If you define your childhood by the media you consumed, you've missed the point of childhood.