So, I love how white celebrities have been mouthing off and using racists slurs (re: Michael Richards, once of Seinfeld, Big Brother UK business just to name a few), BUT OMG, they aren't racists.
Okay. Let me just say this. If you are white, you a pretty much raised to think certain racist assumptions. You are pretty much raised to be a racist. You are a racist until you get off your butt and start being accountable and responsible for privileges you enjoy simply because you're considered white. You are a racist until you confront the racist attitudes that lurk in the corners of your mind that you don't think about and don't confront. You are a racist until you get past the "but I am not like that" and the guilt you feel for not doing anything. You are a racist until you make the effort to stop racism. You are a racist until you can legitimately listen to the issues of people of color and come to an understanding and appreciation of those issues and the complexity of them. You are a racist until you understand and are willing to give up your unearned white privilege. You are a racist until you stop being in denial of your racist attitudes.