"Look, I am going to bed b/c I have a packrafting float planned for tomorrow, so I apologize that this is a hit and run. But if you think this is how it works, you have a fundamental misunderstanding of what racism is."
You mean because I value people based on ability and work ethic rather than by the color of their skin or sexual orientation? Then yes, I have an extremely good grasp of the meaning. I believe it's you who are actually being racist by "labeling" people by skin color or sexual orientation. The Democrat party has actually been holding minorities down by keeping them dependent on the government. My buddy (yeah, the black guy--I don't see any color anymore, I just consider him my buddy), sent me this:
By the way...with the new influx of 11million new "citizens" that we will be having here soon, take a good look at me, because I am going to be considered a minority, now. If you value people that way and must put a label on me, that is.