I agree Mike.
The funny thing is that racist, sexist and basically xenophobic tendencies are so obviously a learned and not gut reaction - I have seen time and again the most bigoted, misogynist people turn into a different person during a 20 minute chat with my wife.
I have no doubt that many my wife affects will justify it later to themselves and associates of a similar bent ("Well, all asians except for her, she's nice"). But as she says, all it takes to sit under a tree is to sow a seed.
It is interesting how many who believe they feel this way also feel disenfranchised in various ways, whereas the glass-half-full types rarely have these types of views.