Originally Posted by Cavanboy
I was wondering if someone who prefers a race over other ones or shows off their love for a certain race is labelled as a racist or not?
Since you ask, here come my two cents:
Please be aware that under such vague description almost anything could happen.
A priori no explicitly discriminatory actions are described by the OP, so the case described could be simply considered as innocent until proven otherwise.
But the line is extremely blurred.
Because [sic] "shows off their love for a certain race
" inevitably implies that "love
(whatever might be understood for this term)
...is not shown for individuals of other "races
(whatever might be understood for this term).
Yup, we are not expected to love all races.
In fact, we are expected not to make any individual distinction based in anything as inherently arbitrary as whatever on Earth may be understood by "race
We are expected just to accept all humans as the same species.
We are presumably expected to hate (the complementary opposite of love) any other human individual just for strict personal reasons.
Yup, perfect pristine neutrality could be presumed for the hypothetical case of the OP...
But in practice, in the real world that's extremely, extremely unlikely.
(To say the least)
Because from "showing love
" to "expressing superiority
" there's a fine, fine, fine line.
Yup, love is not always rational.
But regarding anything as extremely sensible and risky as "race
", rationality seems to always be the best option.