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Let's say Person X voted for Obama because they thought Obama was the best candidate for the highest office in the land.
And Person X also lives in a major city, with huge urban ghetto populations nearby and sees all the negative stereotypes and social ills on a regular basis. Also Person X as has been a victim of crime numerous times where the perp was a young, black male. And one day Person X says, "I am so sick of the god damn n______s.
Is Person X racist?
What ethnicity did you imagine Person X to be?
You should always have an informed opinion, so after I inform you, please feel free to express my opinion...USCitizen
The question was more if Person X was racist for commenting that way, regardless if they cast a vote for a black candidate.
The ethnicity of Person X being more of an afterthought as if the perception of racism would change depending on their ethnicity.
I am contrasting two different ideas of what could be defined as racism.
To me racism is thinking certain ethnicities are genetically superior/inferior to others.
But a common perception is that expressing a negative opinion about a subculture that is mostly of one ethnicity is also racist.
To answer your two questions: yes, and who gives a shit.
Imagine that you were a racist and trying to convince others that you had justification for you racism. How would you go about finding that justification? What is typical is to try to make up some strawman so that you could knock it down.
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