Ok, nobody has posted here so I’m going to use this to spout off my feelings about racism.
First off the problem is about 99.9% smaller than people currently think it is. Are there racist out there, sure. But they aren’t under every bush or around every corner. They are few & far between. And there used to be at least as many black racist as there were white racist. The media (& our president) has changed that ratio to more like 10 to 1.
But why are they still around. Simple, it’s because it’s human nature to blame your failures on someone else besides YOU. I didn’t get that job because it was a black (or white) guy hiring. It’s not MY FAULT, it was a racist action.
And here’s another human nature trait. If you believe something you will ALWAYS find that the facts prove to you that your right. If you think someone is racist every comment they say will reinforce what you believe because everything they say can be twisted into being racist. Perception IS REALITY. You perceive a person is a racist, then they are a racist to you.
And the media can sway (at first) & over time change your perception. My stepfather was a true racist. I don’t know if he started out that way. But I do know that reading the Houston newspaper daily reinforced all of his racial views. Blacks killing blacks, killing white, robbing, etc. were every day fodder for the paper. But here’s the funny thing. Later in life he started going to the VA & while waiting for appointments etc. he started meeting blacks on one on one. He made friends, swapped cooking tips, & basically all the stuff that “friends” will do. And that changed his perspective. Make of that what you will.