The "notion" of race? Do you mean skin color or something else?
I mean what does it mean? Does or can it have a singular meaning? Aren't we, for example, all the same race? If so, then why is it we tend to use the word that signifies a species, to demark those of the same species? This equivocation itself tends to render alien that which is not, no?
As I said I don't care what color you are, I look at behavior.
I believe that, but we all care about these things to one degree or another, like it or not. It isn't inherently a bad thing. Color has some kind of impact if for no other reason than appearance does. It isn't everything, but it isn't nothing either. Example: I'm sorry but if I see somebody with Muslim prayer beads with an oily box with wires hanging out, leaving it somewhere, I'm not going to tell the cops the same thing that I would if a geriatric grammy with a bait dog in her purse does the same thing. I'll still tell the cops, but the potential for an actual threat just isn't the same. Little brown ppl with boomie boxes and Tasbi have been know to blow things up lots more than gamma.
Do I automatically convict subject one in my head? No. Is gamma off the hook? No.
I wouldn't think much if a cannibal no matter what color his skin was.