RACISM is the BELIEF that a particular racial group (typically one’s own) is inherently superior (in every way) to any other racial group, or—conversely—that a particular racial group is inherently inferior (in every way) to other races. This BELIEF is a founding tenet of some religions (see: Black Racism and the myth of Yakub).
To varying degrees, all human beings have a proclivity for affiliating with other human beings who “look” (and sound, and act) like they do; it’s a natural instinct. But, RACISM as “I’ve” defined it above, is “taught”; and it contains the element of collective narcissism. [Valid self-esteem is based solely upon an individual’s actions, achievement, integrity, and moral character; “self-esteem” has nothing to do with the achievements, “sins”—or experiences—of one’s racial ancestors.]
MODERN RACISM is a form of collectivism: whereby an individual’s sense of self (identity) is dependent-upon (and inseparable from) the social status and/or history of the racial group into which he or she was born; instead of one’s sense of self being based solely in one’s individuality.
Another crucial concept in understanding “modern racism” is that there is a meaningful difference between race and culture. Although an individual cannot choose his/her race (it’s predetermined at birth), an individual who lives in a “free society” can choose his or her own cultural identity (the values, beliefs, language, and behavior one subscribes to).
Like the words: “homophobia”, “hate“, and “Islamophobia”, the word “racist” has become so misused and abused by political activists—and by the liberal-dominated media—that it no longer has any universal meaning in common usage.
In the video below, Martin J. Willett discusses the modern usage of the word “racist”:
“…God would never racially profile, because he knows everything, including who is a criminal or terrorist. We humans are not gods; therefore, we must often base our decisions on guesses and hunches. It turns out that easily observed physical characteristics, such as race, are highly interconnected with other characteristics less easily observed.