“The darker the skin, the more afraid we are. The more afraid we are, the more likely we are to shoot. This goes for whites who are scared of Mexican-Americans, Mexican-Americans who are afraid of Mexicans, and Mexicans who are afraid of Hondos and Guats and ElSals.”
That predisposition is not simply based on how dark someones skin may be. There is a reason why some groups are viewed with caution in SOME areas. There is also a reason why this does not happen in places where crime and violence are not the daily norm.
Mistrust is not in and of itself racism. Skepticism is not in and of itself racism.