Today, the term “that’s racist” is used to freely. Being racist is actually a hard word to define which is why i think people are so open to using it. Yes, there are many people who still are genuinely racist but I feel like it is more common now then ever that people tend to “stretch” and go a little to far with the term. For example, in today’s class about Du Bois would agree that some call the paranormal world “dark” because they are being racist and comparing to a dark skin tone.
In my opinion, it is people who stretch little things like that, that keep racism alive. If a person, or group of people are constantly focusing on comments that may be racist or watching what they say to not be racist then they are the ones who are focusing on the racial differences and not the economic or social similarities they have with others.