Racism is not OK.
In any form. Against anyone.
No one group of people is inherently better than any other.
Judge people by their words, deeds and intent. Those are conscious actions. Skin color is happenstance.
Don't judge all people by stereotypes or by their worst elements. Don't judge your own by your inner arrogance.
We're all more alike than different, both in good and in bad. All of us are capable of rational thought and empathy, given the right influences. All of us have primal, imperfect sides as well. Everyone feels love, hate, happiness, anger, resentment, persecution and the rest of the behavior scale. Sometimes these feelings are justified. Sometimes they aren't.
But one truth is universal: Bigotry is NOT just another item in the marketplace of ideas. Prejudice isn't something to be tolerated, lest someone be considered a hypocrite otherwise. Yes, freedom of speech applies with regard to these ideas, but we're also free to call anyone out on these poisonous notions. We have the right to express to our children and to society at large that these aren't normal ideas, and that they aren't going to come back into acceptance after decades of lying rightfully on the fringe.
The beautiful thing about a conscious action is that you can overcome it. You can't change the past, and anyone who commits crimes in the name of said actions deserves to do the time. But even an avowed racist can learn and grow and see the light. Many people have.
Love transcends race, age, gender, sexual orientation, religion and politics. We're all capable of it. Love helps you to expand your horizons and appreciate the diversity of life. And, frankly, love feels so much better than carrying around a mind heavy with hate.
That's true of all of us.