I grew up in Los Angeles California, son of parents from New England. The word racist probably best describes them. Blacks (of course we didn't call them blacks then), Jews, Japanese, Mexicans, ... -- it didn't much matter -- were bad and those who appeared to be like my parents -- white -- were good. We moved to a suburb before I was headed to junior high because "there were black kids in the junior high".
The fact that I live where most people are brown would probably seriously scare my parents if they were still on the planet. The only issues I have had with these folks is that most speak a language that is more popular than English as a first language and I have had to learn it. They still speak it better but we communicate fine now.
While there are still people that have problems with blacks, Jews, Mexicans, ... the new problem seems to be Muslims. We continually hear about reasons to spend tens of billions of dollars a year to protect ourselves from this group. Is that rational?
An Alternet article titled Americans Are More Likely to Be Killed by Right-Wing Terrorists Than Muslims—But the Media's Afraid to Say It certainly indicates that no is the answer.
When Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) labeled cattle rancher and right-wing extremist Cliven Bundy a “domestic terrorist,” the far Right went into an apoplectic state. But the Senate majority leader may have unwittingly stumbled upon an interesting and sobering fact: that when it comes to domestic terrorism, you are far more likely to be murdered by a far Right-wing American than a Muslim American, but the term “terrorist” remains reserved exclusively for acts of political violence carried out by Muslims.