The obvious answer to the title of this thread is 'Yes'.
I have nothing against racism or ethnic (which is to say cultural) prejudices. In my experience, many of the 'racial' stereo-types out there tend to
have some validity, including many which depict my own ethnicity. Denying one's own observations simply because the inevitable conclusions are
unpopular is quite literally an ignorant approach to forming one's view of the world.
But there is a difference between forming negative opinions of a specific aspect of a given religion or a specific tendency of a specific culture, and
picking up a sign or joining a crowd to and threatening other people, or attempting to deny them of their rights.
Unfortunately, many Americans these days don't understand "the land of the free, and the home of the brave". It doesn't mean people willing to
stand up and fight to deny their fellow Americans of the 'rights' that they happen to disagree with in the moment. I disagree with many of the
choices my fellow Americans make, but I will (and have) do/done everything I can to defend their 'freedom' to make those choices...
When we feel compelled to join a protest or post on a forum in order to 'stand up' for denying the rights of our fellow Americans, we should ask
ourselves what is motivating us to do so, and are we being manipulated. "Who's sheep am I today?" And most importantly, "What am I being