Spartan, racism is the acting upon biases and prejudices that are detrimental to an individual based on race or ethnicity. I’d submit that everyone has these biases and prejudices, and that it is normal, and that the evolved human being recognizes that acting on said biases and prejudices is abnormal.
I don’t necessarily agree that the world is more racist now than in an era before, but instances where race plays a part are magnified more now by the main stream media than in the past. From an advancement of a protected class of people, whoever that may be, the Race Card, simply put is a money maker. For media, for race hustlers (Sharptons and Jackson’s of the world), and for the Race Grievance industry.
The Race Card, in my opinion and experience, is simply a tired canard, more used up than a 50 year old courtesan. Cries of racism for every single issue is more akin to the little boy who cried wolf, and those who do use it for illegitimate reasons (Sharpton and Jackson), to advance their own financial gain, cause a great harm to those who do have legitimate race based issues.
One truism that I have learned in almost 25 years in my profession is that EVERY race of people is inclined to their own biases and prejudices, as well as rituals. Even more true is that EVERY race of people is guilty of racism.