Racism is also a loaded term and is difficult to use without people exploding with defensiveness and jumping to extremes (as evidenced by this thread, and probably the exact reason rashad didn't use the word).
It seemed clear to me that he was talking about black culture as opposed to white culture, not simply skin color. He didn't mean they were made at his black skin, he meant they were made because they come from a different background and misinterpret his actions. Black athletes do victory dances like this all the time in other sports, and white people get pissy about it sometimes too. It's just something that's more common and acceptable in black culture.
I see your point. And I agree for the most-part.
But I think that the real barriers here are sports cultures...
If you make a touchdown, you didn't have to knock out somebody's hero to get it. I think that has more to do with the post-fight hatred than anything. To see someone dancing over your hero's corpse just adds to it. lol
I didn't find Rashad's post-fight celebration to be THAT insulting (he has nothing on Brock, that's for sure). But I go back again to this "aura of arrogance" the guy possesses. He seems full of himself during interviews, before fights, during fights, after fights... lol.
You get the picture.
But I don't think it has anything to do with him being black. He's young, he's undefeated, and he may have a big ego because of it. Especially before this Chuck win, a lot of people thought that the latter two were undeserved.
Now it's arguable, but coming off as arrogant can turn a lot of fans off.