It appears that gangs of black people are going around in the US and looking for white people to mug, beat, nearly kill and generally assault and for no reason other than that they, the victims, are white.
Many believe that, for some reason, this is not racist. But of course we can guess what would happen if, say, a few university students were to hang a black person in effigy on a tree on a university campus. Not actually target a black person for violence mind you, just do some mischief in a way that could be interpreted as anti-black racism, even though the person being hung, again purely symbolically, was a well known political leader, and infinitely more and worse things had been done to the previous white US leader and no FBI investigations took place as a result.
So whether we think that racism can only be done by white people towards other ethnic groups or not, it appears that this is the defacto application of the term as far as law enforcement goes. This, dear friends, is a recipe for civil war. That real racism becomes systemic, as a ‘cure’ for abstracted racism in the public mind, real or imagined.
My question is, where is the line between isolated incidents and a conspiracy or policy?