Page 5 Racist Race Tobago and Trinidad Racism
Title: racism- period
Comments: This term 'racism' is over used, over emphasized and under- explained. Because of the explosive nature of the term, it now lacks any resemblance to what it used to mean many years ago. Years ago it mainly referenced skin colour or country of origin. Today, it has expanded to include anything that appears to be 'different.' Because of the blurred meaning of the term, I think that it now more behavioural in nature and should be viewed as such. I am not a racist. However, when I see the behaviour of any individual that is obnoxious, crude, rude and that which goes against basic respect, care, love for another- I "hate" the person for his/her action. That does not make me a racist.