Racism exist, but the concept of "race" is a kind of cultural astrology
. There is no basis in it. From a buddhist viewpoint, it is total nonsense. There is a human race and unlimited variations of that. But thinking in terms of "different races of people" is the root of the problem.
Just as when you look but find that nothing exists which can be found to be a 'self", nothing exists which can be called a "race".
What would you say defines a person's "race"? Is it skin color? The skin is a map of pigments. I have mostly a pinkish map, but there are some areas, moles and freckles, where brownish pigments live. So, I cannot say I am all pink or all brown. So, race cannot be skin color.
Is it language? Language is a function of brain activity. Since I can converse in English, Spanish and Mandarin Chinese, then linguistically what "race" am I?
Is "race" determined by culture? I am from America but if I can play African music, eat food with chopsticks and wear a hat from India, culturally what race am I?
Is "race" determined by social customs? social customs are entirely made up constructs of the mind and change from one generation to the next.
Is it DNA? the fact is in terms of DNA, we are all related. And the differences in DNA between people within
what we call one "race" are more than the differences between people that you may refer to as different
When you are meditating, what "race"are you? What "race" is your buddha nature? What "race" were you before your parents were born?