Racism is has its roots in the appearance of other groups, weather racial, or religious. In some situation every different ethnic group has experienced racism, even whites. Some religions can be easily identified by the casual observer, Muslim women wear headdresses in America. Since different races can be ID'd by physical appearance, or accents this makes them relatively easy to identify and therefore discriminate against. Homosexuals and lesbians are different. Though there are stereotypical physical, or attitudes projected by gays. Few gay men or women can be tagged by physical appearance. Homosexuality occurs in every race that I can currently think of, so therefore it separates it from other groups to be hated. My basic point: Is racism against gays, different than against minorities (i.e. the way they are identified, treated, and protected). I've been thinking about this for a while, and want to get a lot of replies.