I think that people should be equal, regardless of color, gender, religion, etc.
Honestly, I think that this sort of repression occurs because people still expect us to pay for what our great great grandparents did to someone else's great great grandparents. I'm proud to be half German and half Irish. Does that make me racist, just because the heritage I'm proud of happens to include having white skin? I certainly hope not! I think it's wonderful for people to be aware of and proud of their heritage, but that doesn't mean that one is better than the other. Just because I'm white, does that mean that I'm a racist? that I can't be proud of my background?
I think that our society today is forcing a double standard, instead of focusing on equality.