This conversation seems to be going in a totally nonconstructive path that construes the main idea. Racism does not belong to any group, it is practiced by everyone at least once in their lifetime. The misunderstanding comes from white people not “monopolizing” racism. This is the opinion of the writer, which you have the right to that opinion; however, it is unreasonable to shift responsibility of past generations onto “blacks [that] can be racist”. It is true some blacks are racist; however, whites do not experience hate crimes or genocide as a result of these attitudes. If you are white living in the 21st century, you are responsible for the morals and attitudes you uphold not anyone in the past. Most importantly, race is only a distraction for the real problems that need to be addressed in our community such as: poverty, overpopulation, lack of education, failing economies, just to name a few. The dividing line between any differences in any race or any trait of a group is economic enfranchisement. The ability for individuals to have equal opportunity in their countries market always points to the tensions that will be created if the issues are not addressed. In the end, race is just one of the many cards the top 1% are able to stay in power and keep everyone else squabbling over petty matters.