Pointing out that it was white males who decided to be out of the chamber when racism was being discussed it NOT racism. Racism is the belief that one group of people is inherently superior to another. Ms. Hortman did not suggest that black people are inherently superior to white men or white people. Conservatives have for some time tried to redefine racism to mean ANY mention of race in an effort to stop discussion of race and racism. This is dishonest and disgusting.