I'm sure everyone's heard examples of the excuse for when you don't like someone of "You only don't like them because they're [black, white, jewish, christian, etc.], you racist." even when you have a perfectly valid reason for not liking someone or someone's works. (take for example http://www.central-fusion.net/forum/index.php?topic=3225.msg39314#msg39314 ) I'm sure everyone's also experienced real examples of racism as well. Even though our society is much more equal now than it used to be, there still is a ways to go before true equality is reached. What is your reaction to racism? Why do you think people fall back on racism as an excuse, and why are people still racist even in our current almost entirely equal day and age? What do you think needs to happen in society to achieve a more perfect equality of races?