A continuing issue of BN, particularly on USN&P board is Racism. Accusation of racism and denial of racism keep coming up. Generally the charges are that conservatives are racist and liberals keep screaming racism when it is not present so it a diversionary tactic.
Racism is when someones racial, ethnic, cultural , or national origins or heritage is an accusation of scorn order used degradingly. Racist attitudes are sometime latent caused by some incident sometime in the past. The person may not be aware of the feelings and then when some situation arises or something occurs the hurt from the past rises.
Remarks about national origin, ethnic makeup, speech pattern, behaviors disguised as humor are often signs of latent racism. Overt remarks are often denied as being racially motivated because of the social rejection of racism