Racist Command Theory
There is a concept in theology and meta-ethics known as Divine Command Theory, which asserts that morality and moral goodness stem from god, and therefore whatever a god commands is moral because they commanded it, and every action a god takes is moral because they did it. What makes Divine Command Theory such flawed concept is that it divorces behavior from its consequences, or from any guiding principle — from its merits, and makes it dependent on whatever some authority says or does. At bottom, it's an inversion of basic causal logic.
I've noticed something similar in our political discourse, where people sometimes seek to demonstrate or insinuate that someone is a racist by pointing out that something they said is also something that racists have said.
You said X.
Racists also say X.
Therefore, you are a racist.
A statement does not automatically become ra