It has been there since the days of our grandfathers.... They did not have ways of tackling it because they were the minority then (You get what colour I am).
Despite the fact that yes, it exists, you have to agree that it has nowadays been reduced to levels that are understandable.
We have come a long way from where Samuel Eto'o would have insults thrown at him in the full glare of the world to what is nowadays isolated incidents.
Progress, however little has been made.
The thing with racism and how to tackle it is to make people who beleive that colour is an issue, not think the same way.
We have to make them know that it is wrong to judge using colour as a basis.
They have to understand that they make others feel bad if they do whatever they are doing.
We have to put them in a person's shoes to understand that it is wrong.
If not, we have to punish them, to ensure that they understand it is wrong.
What we must not do though, is to act in a similar but opposite way. It only aggravates the situation.
Recently in the UK, we have had black footballers, led by Rio Ferdinand and Jason Roberts call for the formation of a black footballers union.
Which in my opinion is all wrong.
I may not know or have a scientific definition for racism, but what I do know having experienced it, is that if you patronize and set- aside, you are acting in a racist way.
Which is what the Rio's are attempting to do: set themselves aside from others.
Which if you ask me is racism in it's own way.
I know that they are doing whatever they are because they are frustrated and angry, but they are not doing the right thing.
What they are dong is an equal and opposite reaction.. They have stooped to the levels of those they despise.
As long as we have our footballers, who are the role models out there in society having unions, likes and dislikes, how will we tackle racism?
We will only increase it. I say no to a black footballers union.