No I'm not. Its just that if you take black people out of the equation, then there is nothing to talk about. Funnily enough, black people in America are not immigrants. Most of their ancestors have been in America more than white people. Knowing someone never stopped violence. You can find at least two groups of people who fiercely oppose each other in every country, (specially historically since nowadays unity is more common, even if its fake) and most of the time they are the same race. You can look at Catalan problem in Spain for example. They would welcome Black people, Asians etc... with open arms but would kick Spanish from their homes with prejudice. This is not "racism" because both parties are the same race, aka white, but they have different opinions and identity. I don't see how its any better than racism. Its quite obvious its on the same level. Northern and southern culture in America is one of those as well. Civil war is not a common occurrence in history. Royalty fought each other all the time, but for an entire nation to fight internally to the last man indicates something was very wrong there and it still is, although on a much lesser scale. Name calling like redneck and yankee are remnants of that hostility. A white person living in north would find more common ground with a black person living in north than a white person living in south. Racial violence is just one of crimes recognized as hate crime and its not the worse one. As I explained above, they are not meaningless. Even in the US a white person is not just a white person. If anything the presidential election should have made it clear by now. There is a distinct difference between southern and northern white culture. If you don't believe that map, then look at voting map and see how distinctively the north is blue and the south is red. According to statics, Canada has more cultural diversity, whereas US has more racial diversity. They are not the same thing, which is why I asked for definition of diversity when you mentioned it. No. Republican party deals with more racism because there are simply more racist individuals they represent. So its their turf to deal with it. It was not that long ago. In around 1994 white people were protesting they don't want black people in their neighborhood. With less than 5% of GOP being anything other than white straight male is not helping their case either. For a party representing a very diverse country, they are awfully all white. Except the EU is not a country. Lets be more specific and stick to one country. Germany is best since its de facto representative of the EU. I'm not rubbing it in. US was in fact BETTER not long ago, but it stayed the same ever since but Europe changed. Now Europe is better. Its simply a cycle. American government needs serious reforms and you know this. And this goes far beyond racism and other sub-topics. That two party system needs to go, and the constitution needs amending. First of all, we don't wait for getting medical care, where did you get that? Are you looking at Kosovo or something? High life expectancy means all aspects of life, including medical care are better. And here is why: Medical treatment is either free or dramatically cheaper in the EU. The "best" doctors and medical research is well out of reach of 80% of people in the US. Medicine is readily available, even those that are expensive in the US. Because all medicine sorted as life saving is mostly covered by the government so if you are being treated in Germany there is no medicine too expensive for you to buy. If it saves your life, you have enough income to buy it period. Universal healthcare, what else is there to say? You guys are still paying more than everyone and not getting the healthcare. Countries like Germany, Norway, Netherlands, Belgium, France and Switzerland are several leagues ahead of America in healthcare. Its not about having the research, its about how you use it. Even Canada is better than the US in this regard. Don't even get me started on education and employment rating. Size of the house is not really relevant to the topic at hand. The idea is that a dish washer can start a family, own a house and a car and go on a yearly vacation while having all the insurances as well. Buying a large house in middle of the nowhere does no one good. The idea is that the cost of living is lower, the income is higher but the service is the same. Even better in some cases. I like how you say "regular" restaurants. Its the same here. If you go to a high class neighborhood things are different. And guess what? The toilets are cleaner. The money goes to maintaining them. This is like a Universal meme now. I mean the state of toilets in US. You ever heard of the phrase "When in Rome, act like Romans do"? None of those things are racist here and you can't judge a group of people with standards of others. If these things make us racist, then not having universal healthcare makes you guys uncivilized savages who let others die if they don't have money. But I know its more complicated than that and it needs lots of work to achieve. But as I said, you can distinguish between them to see which is better. In terms of the healthcare, its obvious. But would you rather nitpicking and insignificant details be labeled a bold title such as racist? No it does. That Black guy who was complaining got the best education for free, never really got in trouble with authorities and seemingly traveled all over Europe which is very expensive. He seemed to have a good life. He merely complains about nuisances and small things that happened to him which are annoyances at best. Its quite normal for foreigners to go through that kind of stuff. It will happen to you literally everywhere else on the world except the US. So US is the exception, not the norm. Not to mention culture plays a part. For example Germans are really against facade and fake positive attitude. Its normal to show if you like or dislike someone clearly. And to strangers you would show nothing extra, be bold and get to the point. This can easily be seen as rude by an American, but its the norm here. The belief is that emotions have real value and should be shown when they are deserved. So the word love "Liebe" is used much more rarely in Germany and when its used the results are generally explosive. The same goes for hate. This is not rude, this is culture. What happened to him happens to Polish migrants, Gypsies, Turks, Lithuanians etc... And they are all white. Why should anyone get extra treatment because of skin of their color? Only one question is asked, which is the most important of them all. "Are you a foreigner". And its the main basis of being treated differently. He was treated differently because he was a foreigner, not because he was black. Its just not acceptable how you are flirting with the idea of racism, the word no longer means what it should mean. Its very natural and in fact logical to be wary of immigrants and foreigners. But Black people are neither of them in the US. They are more native that most white people to America. Therefore racism in America is much more significant. A portion of America's own people are troubled daily by other portion. That's not the case in Europe. I will end it with one simple fact. Black people are not treated ANY differently than other foreigners. They should never be judged with same definitions. The alt right wants all white America. I'm all for removing the recent nitpicking and fight against humor, but that's not the alt right. Yes, its inaction against racism, not racism itself. But you see they say almost the exact same things he does but see the reason behind it. When someone stares at you its because of curiosity. They have probably not seen a black person in their life before you. Or only have seen one and was a drug dealer. Compare that to a person who does this but have grown up with black people. Which is worse?