Funny... I would agree. I think one of the first things a racist/prejudice person does and says when confronted is declare, "I am NOT a racist!" especially when it's a black person questioning, "what do you mean by...."
I compare it to a fish being unaware that he is wet.
Good advice and to be honest, the guy saying it isn't trying to call me a "bad" racist or even a bigot. To him I'm just a passive one, I guess. I still reject it because I don't think there is racism without bigotry. But sincerely, thank you for the nice post even after I took out some stuff on you that you didn't deserve. I think, now, you were genuine when you said you didn't think calling someone racist wasn't necessarily the worst thing ever to say about someone. I took it more as "it's no big deal to fling that accusation around", but you're right, I don't know that I've ever seen you do that here.
I don't think you are racist either (AFAIK). But consider this: If someone buys a product because it is cheaper and doesn't know that it is made by people enslaved due to their race, is that person unknowingly supporting racist practices? If they are aware that the product is made by those slaves, are they choosing to support racist slavery?
On the heels of reading how it's just totally ok and no big deal to accuse people of racism because, hey, it doesn't mean you're a bad person if you are, I'm wondering if most people agree. Are racists good people?
Racists can be good people in other aspects of their lives. No one is 100% good or bad.
If you build a man a fire, he'll be warm for a day.
If you set a man on fire, he'll be warm for the rest of his life.