When I was a kid, adults I encountered use the "n" word not infrequently. Those people are either quite elderly or dead. It is no longer politically correct to be a flagrant racist. White people rarely identify themselves as racist. Being racist has gone undercover. How can you judge today if you're racist, when you swear you are "colorblind?"
Here are some ways to determine, however begrudgingly, that you might be racist:
1. You think or have said that white men are the real racial victims today.
2. You think America has no racism because we have a Black president.
3. You believe the world is "colorblind."
4. You think that if Black men would just be respectful to police officers, they wouldn't get stopped, or beaten, or killed.
5. When you see two or more African-American youths on the street, you want to get away from them.
6. You wonder why "they" have more crime, or fewer fathers in the household, or beat "their" women more than whites.
7. You don't like interracial relationships, and never consider why. You explain that it's much harder on the kids.
8. You don't like "Black" names like Jamal, Andre or Mo'Ne and can't understand why anyone would choose a name like this for a child.
9. You think Affirmative Action is unfair.
10. You get tired of hearing about slavery, since it was abolished in 1865 and what's the big deal.
Many recent studies indicate while being openly racist is frowned upon, we still harbor racial stereotypes and feelings. America is not colorblind. We need to deal with racial feelings in this country. Ferguson is a wake up call.