The joke you made can be considered racist to some, by insinuating all mexicans are thieves.
Your classifying people by the color of their skin is a form of racsism. You are looking at their skin color and not the person as just another human being.
When you are with a friend and you introduce them to some one else, do you say "this is my yellow friend" or "this is my friend"
I understand you not being from this country and not truly grasping what you are saying. This can be excused as a form of ignorance. Now dont become offended by this term 'gnorance' it simply refers to the lack of knowing (knowlege) any better. Now once you as a person have a understanding of knowing better or not, you cant use the excuse of ignorance, it then becomes stupidity. As mentioned in the past by some who assumed you were a drug dealer just because of the car you drove, that assumption was based on pure stupidity and racism by them. In fact, it was I who defended you by stating as far as I knew, you worked as an engineer.
Again, I can back up all of this, and promise you I have never made a derogitory staement in regards to your ethnic back ground. Nor have I ever called you a drug dealer.
For me , when I read all the bible references and guys quoting the bible to defend their views, then I see and read those same folks making racsit inuendos, I see them as hypocrites. I knew one man in my life time that I can trully say was as ture a christian as one could be, that would be my late grandfather, I never heard , saw or read anything negative from him when it came to others. He always viewed people as either a lost sould in need of help or a soul that has found his / her light. No color no hatred for what they may have stood for. He never treated me differently because I chose not to believe, he showed me love and how to be a man, left me with a desire to be the family man he was. So when you say you are not racist.. think about how you view those around you, skin color should not come into play, belief, should not have any impact, sexual oreintation should not as well. If you are what you say you are.. christian, then leave it in the hands of god and just live your life as you should and let others do as well. I dont believe in a god, you know that, but I try to see the good in everyone, if they dont impact me , I dont care what they do. Cross me and I can look the other way no problem, cross my familly and Im coming down hard on them, and I wont loose a minute of sleep. My loss of respect for you comes from the way you swung your beliefs, does it mean I dont like you?? .. of corse not! I could sit with you and chill, drink beers and eat, fly next to you no problem, doesnt mean I have to respect what you stand for. I have a very good friend whom I have known for over 17 years, his familly and mine are very close, this past year he lost a great deal of my respect over something he did that could have cost him his familly, I made it a point to let him know what he did not only impacted his familly but destroyed another. He told me I was right and respects me even more now for telling him that. Again as I have said Paul.. I have nothing to hide and to whomever told you different is the person you need to worry about.
"R.I.P Roman" Citizen 0094 in the Nation