All of a sudden, the city of Wichita looked around and realized that the baby boomers were about to hit the high schools and they lacked the capacity. My sisters graduated from a new high School Southeast and I expected to go there. Nope, I wound up in Wichita East, a school that was at least 50% black. Culture shock central. I got all the cross culture experience I could handle. One of my class mates was robbed at knife point in our locker room after gym class. They could have robbed me but not if they wanted any money.
It took me a lot of years to grow to understand that most people are more like me than I wanted to admit. I think we all want to have enough money to live without hunger, cold or too much heat. Love is just a thing that we all feel and no one has a monopoly on it because of race, color or creed. Pretty much you are either happy or not because what you have inside.
I'll bet that everyone out there has some prejudice they don't understand. I happen to like DelMonte Ketchup, McDonald's french fries and BBQ. Given free choice, those items would get picked for a lot of my eating. At one time I would have said Chevrolet but after having my GM stock was killed, I am not near as crazy for Chevy's. I am prejudiced but I don't think I'm a racist. Wait, I need to go look up what that word means so - stand by - Here is one book solution:
the term "racial discrimination" shall mean any distinction, exclusion, restriction or preference based on race, colour, descent, or national or ethnic origin which has the purpose or effect of nullifying or impairing the recognition, enjoyment or exercise, on an equal footing, of human rights and fundamental freedoms in the political, economic, social, cultural or any other field of public life.
I would like to think that I am not a racist but I really don't know. Is it possible that through my reaction I might have done something that was racist? Not on purpose, but hey, no one is perfect. I do wish people would really stop and look at themselves before they throw the term Racist around.