Calling someone a "racist" used to mean that a person disliked certain people because of their skin color.
Today, MOST OF THE TIME, it means something entirely different.
Now, if someone is better and smarter than a liberal, a liberal cries "white privilege."
If a liberal is failing and he doesn't know what to do about it, he yells "racism."
If a liberal doesn't know how to counter your argument, he calls it "racist."
If liberal can't counter your political argument, he screams out "bigot."
So, if you're conservative, it's almost a backwards compliment at this point. "You're just too good for me and this is the only way I know how to deal with it!"
Of course, it's still irritating to be falsely accused of racism. Additionally, it does a lot of real damage to the country that's just shrugged off and brushed aside by the shameless, selfish people who view crying "racism" as nothing more than a big political game.
1) It creates a victim mentality that turns people into losers: If you're Hispanic or black and you really believe all the liberals who say America is hopelessly racist, why work hard, go to school, and try to get ahead? How are you going to make it in a society that's 63.3% white, if all those white people are going to hate you for the color of your skin no matter what you say or do? How many black and Hispanic Americans have given up on making a good life for themselves and have settled for a mediocre life of dependency because they falsely believe that life in America is stacked against them?
2) It does more to promote real racism than the KKK: Most people, after being convinced that someone hates them, detest them back. If you're black and you believe most white people are no different than George Wallace, Bull Connor, and Robert Byrd, why wouldn't you be racist? If most black Americans were actually hateful, anti-white mooches like Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton, who could blame white people for being racists? Liberals spend a lot of time trying to turn people against each other based on the color of their skin and they undoubtedly create racism in the process.