I do not think there is any intellectually honest person who would argue with the hypothesis that racists are made and not born. The environment that teaches someone to hate an entire group of people based solely on their race, is an essential part of forming a racist. If the proceeding premise is accepted as truth, then the antithetical to it is also true, i.e., victims of racism are also created by their environment and not born that way. The case could also be made that if someone who is a committed racist had been placed from birth into a family of the race that is the object of his hatred, he would grow up not hating people of that race.
A black gentleman I know was once telling me how many times he was pulled over by the police when he was younger, and implied it was a result of his race. I too was pulled over multiple times by police when I was younger, but I did not attribute it to my Middle-Eastern heritage, but to the fact that I was young. That and I was usually driving a beat up car with three or four other young men in attendance. The gentleman I previously referred to thought his being stopped was a function of his race rather than his age because it has become more honorable in our society to be victim of racism than of ageism.
The development of feelings that one is a victim of racism that leads to every negative experience or vocalization being a function of that racism, is a learned behavior taught to young minorities by a civil rights industry and Leftist politicians. Many times the experiences of racism sighted by minorities did not even happen to them, but they are convinced that they had. These tales of racism are repeated so often by the media and politicians hoping to advance themselves politically, that many minorities feel that if they aren't a victim of bigotry against their race, they are not truly a member of their race.
I do not intend to infer that there are absolutely no racist acts committed in this country. But saying that individual acts of racism exist in a random fashion in our society is a far cry from accepting that every police interaction, every foul word spoken and every dirty look that a minority receives is a result of their race. The Reverend Martin Luther King once said he longed for a day when every man could be judged by the content of his character rather than the color of his skin. It is ironic that the very civil rights movement that Reverend King was instrumental in founding has been co-opted by charlatans who have driven this country further away from the good reverend's dream by the teaching of racial victimhood.