All the politicizing of racism in the news lately is bothering me very much. People will never unite if we live in a world of polarity and duality. Democrats vs. Republicans, right vs. wrong - our mindset is that of separating and analyzing things in segments rather than as a whole. It's an archaic remnant of paranoid thoughts ingrained subconsciously. And oftentimes consciously enforced by those around us.
I was hanging out with a friend with his dad who says somewhat racist things every once in a while, and personally, I think the instructive quality of his statements was the most messed up part. When there are no minorities around a racist white man isn't just telling jokes and acting superior - he is actively advising and warning of some sort of impending war that is always inevitable to them.
It's absolute insane nonsense and it takes all the patience I have to keep my mouth shut out of respect to mutual acquaintances. I find it satisfying and effective to explain intelligently to those people how stupid they are, but sometimes you are not in a situation where that is possible.