I've known many racist Asians, and most of them are conservative, and most of them are good people.How is being racist compatible with being good people?
For whatever reason some Taiwanese don't like Chinese. Some Chinese don't like Japanese. In math team, I can't tell you how many of my classmates told me that they got a lecture because a white kid beat them.
Glad I'm not the first person to bring this up. I can agree to a different statement that while they are still shitty people because they're racist, "they are otherwise good people."
I may be naive, but I don't know all the terminology in this field.
Usually racist implies mistreatment based on a sense of superiority. In that context, yeah you are a bad person and that's probably the kind of racism being discussed here. Although there's the possibility that you are just a misguided and naive
person who has been taught the wrong things but has not hurt anyone based on those beliefs.
But is there a word for the kind of racism that simply acknowledges genetic population differences? For example, to say that ethnic Norwegians typically have light skin (most innocuous example I can think of at the moment).
Or, a less innocuous example, that black people tend to have physical characteristics (as a population) that give them an advantage in certain sports? Is this racism? If so, I don't think it makes you a bad person. If not, what do you call it? You're a stereotypist? (Although you likely recognize that just because a population has statistical characteristics, they don't necessarily apply to any particular individual)