Why are Americans so caught up in race.

So i have noticed that North Americans in general seem to care about race a lot more than other places, for example in the UK people hardly take notice of a person race and most of the time it doesn't really register in their mind, they just see another person. Whereas in America there's a whole thing around some ones race and stuff like "white people be like" or "white girls can't go out with black guys" which is out right racism in my eyes, as racism is thinking and acting differently about someone due to their race. And i am by no means saying the UK is perfect, and I know there are many racist attacks, however i feel the general community is a lot less caring about race.

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