I wouldn't call a person racist unless they took active steps to enforce their prejudice. However, prejudice betrays a lazy mind. Stereotyping replaces thought.
i self hate sometimes being a minority what does that make me??
i find myself saying quite often the phrase "white people problems" is that raciest?
im half white half Mexican raised by the white side of my family due to death and prison. but now live and breath with my Mexican side of the family who struggle with real issues i never saw growing up. now for example when is see a white man struggling over what flat screen to buy instead of how they are going to find work i call it white people problems
what would you say a "white people problem" would be if not should i get a bigger house when Mexicans deal with will i be judge in this neighborhood for the color of my skin etc...
If it was just racist thoughts or opinions it's not a problem, but these opinions tend to define actions which create problems!
Being racist is evidence of a lack of education and general stupidity. So, it is okay? Not really.
We don't want to get into the realm of thought police. It would be nice to have a population educated enough to realize that the concept of "race" is silly.
Racism is just a character attitude. When you can live with it, it should be OK :)