Racism OTOH is usually based on hatred, an intense emotional dislike.
Originally Posted by Phoenix
Hatred is bassed on fear of something unknown. Otherwise Idaho couldn't be both one of the whitest and most racist states - there's not too many minorities to have a familiar aversion to.

Parallel to that, most anti-gay bigots don't know any gays. Example: http://articles.sfgate.com/2010-01-2...rriage-couples

The video where he tearfully explains the scales falling from his eyes: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SnTwrnKb61Q