Im probably going to get flamed for this thread, but so be it… especially if I learn something.
Anyway, I was thinking about the real meaning of racism. I believe if you are discriminated against for your race, for example you miss out on a job because of your race, then one may call it racism. This type of discrimination will probably always exist, some people don’t like bald people, some don’t like females and some don’t like people who who wear white shoes etc etc.
However I think the term “racism” is used too often and freely, especially on sporting fields, for example as players are exchanging insults. Consider the following scenario;
Player A: Your a stupid green skinned loser
Player B: Oh! Thats racism!
If player B is proud of his own heritage, then why would he be insulted by the remark of player A? Wouldn’t it be more of a compliment than anything?