<preface "rant">I was born in South Africa. I'm a white guy, yeah, but so many people assume I'm the racist because of that, despite how many whites protested alongside the black population (I will not call black Africans "African American", they are African, but technically so am I), including my family (They've been shot at, hit with riot hoses, etc). It's a rather ironic discrimination in my eyes. Probably doesn't help that I was born with a cleft pallet and have rather visible scaring, but hey, whatever.</preface rant>
1) An African American man has difficulty obtaining an occupation simply because many white Americans feel "uncomfortable" around an employee who is a minority?
Yes, I do consider that racist, if they were uncomfortable with the fact that they were a minority.
2) An Asian is expected to be intelligent just based off of stereotypes?
That is racist. I've known smart Asians, thick Asians, and average Asians. Same goes for any other racial group I've met. Any stereotype, be it positive or negative, is still a racially based discrimination.
3) An African American is expected to be athletic just based off of stereotypes?
Again, racist. The origin of most African American stereotypes was based on animals (Both positive and negative), to make slave owners feel less guilty about degrading them. I known a very good swimmer who was African-American. I know a white girl who isn't very tall who is excellent as basketball.
4) A Hispanic is expected to be illegal just based off of stereotypes?
Maybe it's because I've never lived in the U.S, but I've yet to encounter anyone who assumed Hispanics are illegal immigrants. I have however, encountered people who consider people from Pakistan illegal (Which would be the English equivalent), or from Asia (The Kiwi/Aussie equivalent). I've always had a contempt for these judgemental pricks.
5) Miley Cyrus is viewed as "only being a teenager" when she pulls back her eyes behind another Asian?
This question doesn't seem exactly based directly on race. Yes, some of my fellow teens do pull their eyes back. All but one do this as a mockery of Asians. The one who doesn't do it as a mockery claims that if he does it just right, it allows his eyes to focus on things further away (This reasoning comes from the logic around pinhole glasses and photography F-stops), and for some reason, it works with him.
Now, I'll admit, the majority of my friends are white, but that's because the majority of people in England, Finland, Australia and New Zealand are white, so it's out of my hands.
15 year old
Understanding that racism is differentiating any race based on anything.