The word racism has taken on the ubiquitous mantle of “boogey- man. Utterly every aspect of white/black exchange will eventually come around to racism. Especially when the left has nothing of substance to defend their position.. Now flags are racist, foods are racist, criticism of some religious orders is being called racist. As it is with any term, the more you use it the lest impact it carries. If used as the war club of a leftist in an argument it takes on the tenor of a hackneyed joke.