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All I have heard these past few days is people crying racisim to anyone that will listen. Just because somebody with a differnt color of skin than you has said something that you don't agree with, the first thing that is yelled is "RACISIM" By saying "you people" to a group of people of different races does not qualify as racism. Lets take a look at the dictonary definition....

racism/re-s-zəm/ [rey-siz-uhm]
–noun 1. a belief or doctrine that inherent differences among the various human races determine cultural or individual achievement, usually involving the idea that one's own race is superior and has the right to rule others.

  1. a policy, system of government, etc., based upon or fostering such a doctrine; discrimination.

  2. hatred or intolerance of another race or other races.

That is the definition of it. Not one line in there says "you don't have the same views as me so that makes you a racist" It's just a cop out for some people that can't debate anything with facts, instead they cry racist and jump up and down and pound their chests for eveyone to see. Now I know racism is not dead in this country by a long shot so don't even go there, and you know who you are, it's just getting really old hearing the same people over and over and over again yelling it. Everybody has their differences and that's never going to change, but it's up to you to make the difference in your own life. If you expect somebody else to do it for you, your going to be let down.