Fearmongering about racism, and the insistence that new policies and institutions are required to deal with racism, have become the means through which our politically correct ruling classes assert their moral virtue and their moral right to tell us how we should speak and how we should behave.
One of the most striking things about the woke new left, including sections of the Corbynista left, is that they see racism everywhere except in relation to Jews.
As for Islam - virtually every criticism of Islam is chalked up to racism these days. Witness the fuss over Boris Johnson's jokes about women who wear the niqab. You'd think he was Goebbels the way people reacted. Basically, if you don't curtsey every time you pass a woman in a niqab, you're racist.