The simplest explanations are usually the best. First, the media loves to blow minor incidents out of proportion, as you're helping to do now. Second, to say that all the people who dislike Peretz's politics do so because of racism is pretty dumb. However, given Levy's typical columns, it's a given he resorts to dumb.
Brazilian head of UN peacekeeping force in Haiti dies of heart attack (Reuters)
from the article: Peretz's binoculars