I come from a certain ethnic background. As a young man, I was subjected to hateful treatment because of where my parents and their parents before them hailed from. We're proud people, it was disturbing. It seems the parents of my then-girlfriend didn't want their daughter to be linked to "my kind." It was certainly hurtful. It was my harsh introduction to the realities of the human race for a then young man. I grew to understand, that humanity isn't without flaw. They suffer from jealousy, greed, and flaws of all types. My dad explained to me, that I have one single life to live, that I needed to grow a thicker skin and not make excuses to fail.
While racism and hate and jealousy are ugly taits. Even Bill Clinton while talking about Obama snickered, "he would be fetching coffee just a few years ago."
As long as humans are programmed to COMPETE against each other in life we will suffer from all types of "isms" like it or not. Pointing it out continually...over and over and over again will water the meaning down to meaningless.
In this coming political competition of 2020, the magic word is being mentioned again and again... in order to win the election.