"To fall in love with what she feared to look on?" (1.3. 100).
Racism is a huge issue in Shakespeare's Othello; it is still a major issue today. In Othello, Brabantio disapproves of Othello marrying Desdemona because he is black. Racism is seen more through the play, as well, as Othello and Desdemona navigate through their marriage and through others' judgments. Likewise, today, racism is extremely prominent. Police brutality incidents occur because police officers believe that innocent black people are guilty and commit crimes. Racial slurs are used and black people are constantly being discriminated against. Racism is an issue that was unfortunately a problem when Shakespeare wrote Othello, and it is still an issue today.
They think we are different because we look different. They call us names; they blame us for things we do not do.