Kai Demandante Posted about 1 year ago Racism in United States: Is it alive and well or is it not? I think racism is alive, but it's a natural thing to have. I think people will always be preferential towards people that are similar to themselves and their family. Coming from a biracial family, I have an innate preference toward people from my two ethnicities. That doesn't mean I hate all others, but it means there is a basic lack of chemistry (for lack of a better word) between me and a black person for instance. Or me and a woman. There a basic differences that make it harder for me to relate and empathize with certain types of people.