The problem is the people like the one Varakir mentioned, the ones who truly believe that all others who are different are less than they are. I am a redhead, does that mean that everyone the world over who doesn't have reddish hair should be killed off or 'go back home'? No but that is the problem with them because they honestly think so.
The other side of the problem are the folks who call racism at the drop of a hat. There is a black dude who works at the same plant as I do who is the most USELESS piece of shit I have yet to lay eyes on in 36 years and it has nothing to do with being black but with being a lazy fucking cock. In my plant having 5 years of seniority is nothing and it means that you don't own a job and get bounced around to cover missing people as needed. The job you end up on is dictated by who is not there. Yet I lost count of the times I saw that asshole call down the union and the equity representative when he got a job he didn't like (which was damn near all of them). The reason he called them? I quote: "the foreman put me on this fucking job because I am black. He doesn't like me because of that so he gives me the worst jobs". I shit you not. Didn't matter who the foreman was or if it was a man or woman, if they weren't black then every semi shitty job he had to do was because of racism.
Never once did it occur to this guy that the reason he never caught a break was because HE IS A USELESS PIECE OF SHIT or that after being called racists they had no inclination to send him to a better job if they could have. I don't say that about people in general but I wouldn't pull that guy out from in front of a bus even if I had all the time in the world to do so as mankind would be better off as a whole if he weren't allowed to breed
. Yeah I know that makes me sound bitter about the guy but I have been at Chryslers for 14 years and have had to do many, many, MANY, shitty jobs and I just did them and got on with life. I can't even conceive of the arrogance required to call someone racist because I didn't like the job I had to do.
Yes it exists but I honestly believe it does so because that is how people raise their kids. My son goes to a very mixed school, nationality/culture wise, and he honestly does not comprehend the concept of it in the least.