Statesboro, GA, USA
It seems like to me that what you are proposing is to somehow do away with the terminology of racism ... and assuming that such terminology includes the word "race" or any terms identifying people by their biological traits. First of all I don't necessarily think that any of these terms foster racism, any more than the differences themselves foster racism. I agree with Brad on this one, that it is the attitudes, the way of thinking, the deep-rooted problems of humanity (like pride, fear, selfishness, jealousy, envy, suspicion, etc...) which are the causes of racism.
Eliminating words for one would be impossible. Practically, I ask, how would you, or anyone accomplish this? By not using them yourself I suppose, and hoping it would "catch". But what is the guarantee that it would catch, especially seeing there is so much racism? It would not work for me, because I think there is a legitimate usage for the word "race". And I, like Brad, think differences are a thing to be celebrated. Yes this is a problem if we only celebrate our differences, but what if we learned to celebrate the differences of others? What if we learned to admire things we don't possess. God created the human race and all of it's branches to have much diversity, all needed!
And if you say it is the governments who are to do this, can or should government squelch the use of certain words? To do so would be a "Big Brother" scenario. The only other way is to make the word, by political means, "politically incorrect". And can we change racism with mere politics? I have serious doubts.
Take a look at the uneducated to see that racism doesn't have to have a terminology. If it doesn't, then words are created. "Nigger, Chink, Honkey, Wetback, etc...". See what I mean? You are wanting to treat the disease of racism, by eliminating a symptom manifest in our linguistics. I just don't think that will work. Apart from that, not everyone (even those who are not racist), believes that words like race, ethnic group, culture, are symptomatic at all. The words above that I quoted certainly are, but there is a difference in my opinion.
To want racism gone, is a noble desire. And I am with you there. I just don't think that solution will do anything. But give it a try!