I can just feel people getting really worked up and summoning all of their righteous indignation but honestly why is racism so bad? I could understand it if someone is burning crosses on someone's lawn or selecting people out for a violence based on race . But right now minorities have affirmative action and plenty of other protections against employment discrimination and should anyone actually commit a hate crime that is violent they can sue under existing laws or claim civil rights violations should the courts rule against them. I personally have lost jobs to minorities because of their special status within companies . What it comes down to is that it offends us that people think this way . They shouldn't be allowed to think this way . Therefore racism is simply thought crime . And that should worry any world that claims it is open to free speech.