But is this really racism? Could it be that blacks, as a collective whole, have earned this? After all, as a white woman I do tend to hold my purse tighter to my body and lock more vehicle doors more quickly when seeing a black man nearby. Is that because I don't like black people? No, of course not. Obviously, if I had a problem with black people I would never have adopted black children! Why is it then that I feel more threatened by black people than white people? After all white people are just as capable of committing crimes against me.