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SamuelDelaney looks at it with SystemsThinking : http://www.nyrsf.com/racism-and-science-fiction-.html

Let me reiterate: Racism is a system. As such, it is fueled as much by chance as by hostile intentions and equally the best intentions as well. It is whatever systematically acclimates people, of all colors, to become comfortable with the isolation and segregation of the races, on a visual, social, or economic level—which in turn supports and is supported by socio-economic discrimination. Because it is a system, however, I believe personal guilt is almost never the proper response in such a situation. Certainly, personal guilt will never replace a bit of well-founded systems analysis.

Quora Answer : Are most people labeled racist actually just culturally biased and prefer their own culture over others?

Aug 9, 2018

If you just quietly prefer your own culture over that of others, eg. listen to music from your home-town, prefer to eat the food your grandmother made etc. etc. then no-one is going to label you a racist. Your taste is your prerogative,

If you start talking about how your grandmothers' food is better than anyone else's grandmother's food, or your home-town music is better than music from anywhere else, then people may start to consider you a braggart who doesn't know anything. (In particular how wonderful their granny's food was.) They won't necessarily consider you racist. But they may find you a bore.

If you start making racial generalization about the things you don't like : "Ugh, I hate that stinky immigrant food!" "Why don't people listen to real music any more? Not that racket that black people make?" then people will indeed recognise you as a racist and call you out on it.

It's not the preference that made you the racist. It's the generalization and stereotyping of the other that you elaborated your preference into.

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