It's not an issue who your neighbors are until you declare your preference. If you prefer Menlo Park over Sunnyvale, there's a potential question on racism.
I'm not saying anyone is a racist. I think his mom is not a racist and she just has a cultural preference, even if her son thinks she's a racist.
I did not declare my preference between a white majority neighborhood and a more balanced neighborhood, so there is no reason to look at me. If a person happens to live in Menlo Park and he's not declaring Menlo park is better than Sunnyvale, no question is needed
How many people can tell what is racism and what is not? We are all against racism but we need to know exactly what's racism. If you say white is better than other colors, you are a racist and a white supremacist. But what if you say a white neighborhood is better than a black neighborhood? We need to define it. Is it a prejudice, yes. Is it a prejudice based on race, yes. Is it racism? Please vote
Ps: this is a general discussion, not targeted to anyone. MM_HH is a very progressive person and she's definitely the least racist person here.
My point is to get you guys think deeply. You do not need to show you are superior in some way since that's not politically correct. "Educated and schooled here"? That's prejudice and xenophobia plus insensitive to other people's pride. Everyone is equal, regardless of race, gender, national origin, education etc. we should be open minded and be welcome any person from anywhere with every religion and every education background. It's wrong to assume an "education and school here" is better. A US college grad has no reason to feel superior to a graduate from a Mexican university
The best discussion is when everyone's identity is hidden. That way, we'll debate only on ideas and not on prejudice