I don’t think certain individuals realize that you can just not apologize for being racist towards someone because of their differences. It takes more than just an apology and sweeping it under the rug like it never happened or like you have grown past it. I personally believe that racism should be treated no different than someone with an alcohol problem. Actions by a racist does affect the individual who is targeted. We that have been affected by racism can forgive, but we certainly cannot forget what was said or done. Earning my genuine forgiveness takes more than just an apology. First, I must know that you have broken ties with or at least confronted whoever taught it to you before your apology has been presented.