is the belief that groups of humans possess different behavioral traits corresponding to physical appearance and can be divided based on the superiority of one race over another.
My observation is that everybody is racist to some degree.
So when the immortal Bob sings:
Disillusioned words like bullets bark
As human gods aim for their mark
Made everything from toy guns that spark
To flesh-colored Christs that glow in the dark
It's easy to see without looking too far
That not much is really sacred
"flesh-colored Christ" is meant to evoke a pinky peachy color- what white people call" white." Therein lies the claim of superiority, right? Sure, flesh comes in many mottled variations between brown and pink but only one of those variations, the color most closely associated with northern Europeans' skin gets to be "flesh-colored" exactly and therefore the "correct" color of flesh Consider the domination asserted in that single adjective: flesh-colored.
"but that's not the color of my skin" says all but a small global minority.
"never mind" says the small minority, "we are the ones who decide what colors are called."
Such assertions, such small but profound acts of domination are so pervasive that even Dylan drops a little racism in his most famous critique of Capitalism.
So if Bob is racist and I am racist, I think it is almost impossible not to presume Trump is racist, too.
"Although the masters make the rules
For the wise men and the fools
I got nothing, Ma, to live up to"